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The Best Homemade Black Cod

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The Best Homemade Black Cod

You can spend a lot of money at Nobu for their delicious cod - or you can make this simple & quick version at home, and spend the rest on wine, beer, cocktails and a mini vacation...


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Juice of 1 whole lemon
  • 1 whole cod fillet - about 2 pounds
  • Green onion and sesame seeds to garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients except the cod in a saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Turn down heat and simmer until slightly thickened and a bit syrupy - about 10 minutes
  3. Preheat oven to broil and cover a baking sheet with foil, it's messy
  4. Place cod on the foil and baste well with the sauce
  5. Broil the cod about 6 inches away from the glowing coils until done - approximately 7 minutes for every inch of thickness, and If it starts to get crispy and a little bit black in spots, that's good
  6. Remove from oven, baste with extra sauce and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds
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Double Wrapped Shrimp & Bacon Tacos

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Double Wrapped Shrimp & Bacon Tacos

These hold a special place in my heart. Why you wonder? Because they are so stinkin good. Btw you should always have a can of refried beans in your pantry. Bbtw, these were made with the no-fat version and you would never have known. Really.  


Makes about 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 lb peeled, uncooked shrimp cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lime cut in half, then one half into wedges
  • 6 soft corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup refried beans, warmed
  • 6 hard taco shells, warmed according to package directions
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, crispy and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, finely diced
  • Cholula hot sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat pan well then add oil and shrimp - stir-fry quickly as the shrimp will cook fast 
  2. When almost done (about 2 minutes) sprinkle shrimp with Old Bay then squeeze juice from the lime half on top 
  3. Give them one quick mix and remove to a bowl alongside the tortillas, beans, sour cream and lettuce, bacon and green onions 
  4. Now simply let people make their own: put some beans on one side of a soft tortilla, the wrap that around a hard shell tortilla
  5. Add some sour cream, some lettuce, the shrimp, some bacon, some green onions and finally a few shakes of hot sauce
  6. Eat – as if that wasn’t fricking obvious

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Corned Beef for St. Paddy’s

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Corned Beef for St. Paddy’s

Make this once and you won’t need any other corned beef recipe... ever. And did I mention it’s simple... cuz it’s only 4 ingredients.


Serves 6 to 8

But make sure to save some for sandwiches the next day...

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 corned beef - about 4 pounds, the kind from the supermarket with the little packet of spices included
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put corned beef in a large pot (with any spices from the spice pack in the package) cover with water -
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover - cook for approx 2.5 hours
  3. Mix jam, mustard, soy - set aside
  4. Heat over to 400
  5. Remove corned beef from pot, drain and place on a baking sheet lined with foil
  6. Baste with the mustard glaze and cook another 30 minutes (adding more glaze occasionally) until you can push a fork into it really easily
  7. Slice and enjoy
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