This is a tastier and healthier alternative to the deep-fried version you are likely to see in restaurants.
1½ pounds fresh cod fillets
½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose unbleached white flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
½ cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup Sweet-and-Sour Relish (see recipe on page 88)
Preheat oven to 375°.
Rinse the fish in ice water and pat dry. Sift together the flours and baking powder. In a separate medium-size shallow bowl, mix together the yogurt and buttermilk.
Dust the fish with ¼ cup of the flour mixture. Mix the remainder of the flour mixture with the yogurt mixture, then dip the floured fish in the batter.
Pour the oil into a medium-size baking dish. Place the battered fish in the baking dish; bake for 15 minutes. Flip over the fillets and bake for 15 minutes longer or until the fish is crispy, brown, and flaky.
Remove from oven and drain on paper-toweled rack. Serve with relish.
The Popular Fish
Cod is a very popular saltwater fish, so you aren't likely to have any problems finding it at the local supermarket. Because it is so popular, you will probably come across several recipes including cod without having to look very hard. If you enjoy the taste of cod, branch out and try those other recipes. Who knows, you may just come up with your own recipe ideas!