Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Torsk with Garlic Green Beans...

What is Torsk??? Its Cod fish and boy was this recipe a definate keeper! (at least in the Kiefer household) When I came across this recipe it said that its preparation made the cod taste almost like lobster and I have to admit, we thought it did.



6 (6 oz ea.) - Cod Fillets
6 Cups - Water
1 Cup - White Sugar
2 Tbsp - Salt
1 1/2 Cups - Butter, melted
Paprika, to sprinkle on top

Preheat broiler and lightly grease a cookie sheet.

Place the fish in a large saucepan. Mix together the water, sugar and salt. Pour the water mixture over the fish. The water should fully cover the fish, if it doesn't just add more water. Bring the water to a boil over a medium-high heat. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes*.

Remove the fillets from the water and blot on paper towels to remove excess water. Place them on the greased cookie sheet and brush with about 6 tablespoons of the melted butter. Sprinkle with paprika.

Broil for 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until the fillets begin to turn a golden brown. You can serve with the remaining melted butter.


You can use frozen fish, defrosting is not necessary. Make sure to use real butter as margarine has too much water in it. When I prepared this, I cut the amount of sugar to about 3/4 Cup. It all depends on how you like it. It was also noted that others have used Splenda as a sugar substitute.


As a side dish, I threw together green beans cooked in bacon grease and garlic. Mmmmmm.... I used canned green beans but think it would of tasted even better with fresh green beans. Here is that recipe...

Garlic Green Beans


1 - 2 lbs. - Fresh Green Beans, trimmed
1 1/2 Tbsp - Bacon Grease
1 1/2 tsp - Garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste

I first heated up the bacon grease and added the minced garlic in a small skillet and let it simmer together for about a minute. Once the grease was hot I added the green beans, stirring until they softened and began to turn a little brown. Continue cooking them until the beans attain the desired degree of tenderness.



Wish us luck tomorrow as Wendell has to go in for some testing. He's been experiencing a few problems over the past few months that the doctor wants to check on. Hopefully it won't be anything serious. He has also had problems with one of his knees which is going to require as visit to an Orthopedic Specialist. Please say a prayer for him.

Well, I promised I wouldn't stay online too long this evening so please take care and Sweet Dreams!


  1. Hi Debbie, I wish I was not allergic to fish. Your recipe sounds so good! My prayers are with you and Wendell tonight.
    Good luck.


  2. I will definately try these recipes...thank you so much for sharing with us!
    I will keep your hubby in my prayers...may everything turn out okay!

  3. I'd never heard of torsk before.

  4. We will be keeping you and Wendell in our thoughts and prayers. The recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. I love cod so this sounds especially good!
    I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.