Seafood Essentials: Awesome Baked BBQ Cod

Andy Anderson !


The is an easy/peasy recipe to assemble, and have on the table in under an hour. The sauce does have a lot of bits to it, but they are simple items, and can be assembled in a matter of minutes.

Serve with some buttered rice, and you have a plate of total comfort food.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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25 Min
15 Min



  • 2 medium
    cod filets, about 6 ounces (170g) each

  • 1/2 c
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
    filtered water
  • 1/3 c
    coconut sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1/4
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    dehydrated onions, crushed to a powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1 tsp
    mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pinch
    ground cinnamon

  • ·
    freshly grated parmesan cheese, for topping

How to Make Seafood Essentials: Awesome Baked BBQ Cod


  2. The recipe photos show only one filet, in a single-serve dish. Since I was making the sauce for the first time, I did not want to waste food; however, the amount of sauce that this recipe makes will be enough for 3; possibly 4 medium-size filets.
  3. Does it have to be cod? Heck no, choose any fish you fancy. I am even thinking that this would go great with shrimp.
  4. For presentation purposes, I am using single-serving All-Clad ovenproof skillets, but you could just as easily bake them all up a large skillet. And, now that I am thinking about it, small cast-iron skillets would be brilliant.
  5. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Add the oil and butter to a saucepan over medium heat.
  7. When the butter melts and stops foaming, give the pan a swirl to mix the oil and butter, and add the chopped onions.
  8. Add a slight pinch of salt, and cook, until the onions soften, but not brown, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  9. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, and bring up to a simmer.
  10. Stir and simmer, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 15 – 18 minutes.
  11. Chef’s Note: If the sauce appears too thin, just leave it on the burner for a bit more time. Just make sure that you stir it, to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  12. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  13. Sprinkle the filets with a bit of salt and pepper, lightly oil a skillet over medium-high heat, and sear the cod for about 60 seconds on each side, then cover with the sauce.
  14. Place in the oven, and bake until the filets are fully cooked, and flakes easily, about 15 – 18 minutes.
  16. I like to serve this rustic style, surrounded by bowls of various sides. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Seafood Essentials: Awesome Baked BBQ Cod

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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