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Balsamic Orange - Glazed Cod

When I think of Cod, the first thing that comes to mind is fish and chips. It’s one of those dishes that everyone has a favorite spot they go to and I'm sure (like myself) you have been recommended to a few restaurants. But the more I ate fish and chips the more I questioned if there was more to Cod than just frying it. After doing some searching, I found an interesting recipe on our very own recipe shelf at Foremost Seafood. I figured, why not give something different a try when cooking with Cod?

All About Cod

Before diving into the recipe, let’s talk about Cod. At Foremost Seafood we carry Cod from the North Atlantic Ocean, New England, and sometimes Iceland. Weather permitting, we try to keep Cod available all year round for our customers which makes this the perfect fish for any season, including the holidays.

Typically, Cod can grow to be 51 inches in length and weigh up to 77 pounds. However, in Germany, a fisherman caught the largest Cod in history, weighing in at 103 pounds! Larger female Cod can produce up to 3 to 9 million eggs when they spawn. Talk about not being able to remember all their names.

Because of it’s white, lean, and firm texture, it is great for all different types of cooking; the most popular being deep fried. At Foremost Seafood our Cod swims out at $14.99/lb (price subject to change).

Fun Fact: Did you know that Cod have been around for 120 million years?! Imagine all the traditions they carry down from generation to generation.

The Recipe

This recipe does call for minced ginger, however when I prepared it, I read ginger as garlic, so unfortunately I did not have ginger available. The fish was really good regardless so if you aren’t too much of a fan of ginger, do not feel like you have to have that in the ingredients.


  • 1 pound cod fillets (serves about 4 people) (You can also substitute this recipe with any other lean, white, firm textured fish such as Haddock or Grouper.)

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced (optional)

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 16-20 mins

Total time: 21-25 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil.

  2. Pat dry fish. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Lay fillets down on the aluminum foil. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over fish.

  3. Lay a second piece of foil over the top of the fish and crimp edges, sealing in the fish. (Make sure it’s sealed well or it will leak out. Learned that the hard way.)

  4. Bake on a cookie baking sheet for 16-20 minutes, or until your fish gently flakes with a fork.

  5. ENJOY!!

At Foremost Seafood

Cod does not necessarily have to be all about frying. It’s a worthy fish to have for any occasion and/or holiday. Whether you are grilling, frying, baking, or broiling, you can count on Foremost Seafood to have the freshest seafood around. Please give us a call at (937) 298-1986 to place an order ahead of time. If you would prefer to swing by our location at 1904 Woodman Center Drive, Kettering, Ohio 45420, please feel free to do so as well. We hope you enjoyed the recipe!

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