Broiled Cod Montauk

Mayonnaise helps keep the fish moist while it cooks. Serve this simple dish with a lettuce and vegetable salad and some soft breadsticks.

SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 6 6-ounce cod fillets
  1. Preheat broiler. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, cheese, and tarragon, and mix well.

  2. Place cod on broiler rack. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source for about 4 minutes. Remove from oven, turn fillets, and spread mayonnaise mixture over each fillet.

  3. Return pan to oven and broil for 3 to 5 minutes longer, until fish flakes when tested with fork and mayonnaise mixture begins to bubble and brown. Serve immediately.

Mayo: Low-Fat or Regular?

You can find mayonnaise in low-fat, no-fat, and regular versions; they all taste pretty much the same. You can use any type in most cooking recipes, salad dressings, and sandwich spreads. In baking, however, you should use full-fat mayonnaise unless the recipe says otherwise.

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