We love getting fresh cod from Shore Catch at the Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market, but sometimes I need a new recipe in order to mix things up. This time I turned to the New Scandinavian Cooking website and found a nice recipe for Tandoori Cod. If you haven’t seen New Scandinavian Cooking, it’s well worth a watch; the recipes are usually interesting, the show features beautiful Scandinavian landscapes, and the hosts are often unintentionally quite funny.
I made my own Tandoori spice mix, based on researching a variety of different versions and combining what they all had in common (and what I had in my pantry): 1 teaspoon each of turmeric, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, garam masala, ginger, and garlic, with a few grinds each of salt and pepper. This made more than enough, so I ended up using about half and saving the other half for another time. This particular version is quite spicy, but you could cut down on or eliminate the cayenne if you want a milder version.
I coated the fish with olive oil, rubbed it with the spice mix, and baked at 400 F for 20 minutes. Very simple, and it gave us a different way to enjoy our lovely, flaky Shore Catch cod.