Broiled Ginger Cod Recipe

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"I think fish makes the easiest and healthiest of weeknight dinner entrees," notes Carol Gaus from Itasca, Illinois. "Fresh ginger perks up this moist cod, but the treatment is good with any firm whitefish,"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Broil: 15 min
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Broil: 15 min
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour a third of the mixture into an 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Arrange cod fillets in a single layer over top. Spoon remaining yogurt mixture over fillets. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fillets to a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon butter. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 6 minutes. Carefully turn fillets; brush with remaining butter. broil 6-8 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Broiled Ginger Cod in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p54

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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