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Grilled Cod with a flavorful garlic glaze is a healthy and delicious meal to add to your dinner menu. Just a few simple ingredients in this easy grilled fish recipe! 

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Grilled Cod over rice pilaf

We typically think of cod as being deep fried but it is so easy to grill and it is so flavorful and delicious. I’ve always been a fan of the crispy fried fish from Long John Silvers and I always drench it in malt vinegar. 

We took those delicious flavors and turned it into a much healthier version! If you are looking for an easy dinner idea, give this grilled cod a try. You might also like this Grilled Sablefish recipe that is incredibly easy and delicious. Our family also loves this Grilled Salmon for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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How to Grill Cod:

Garlic Glaze for grilled fish

  • Make glaze in a small sauce pan by combining brown sugar, malt vinegar, black pepper, garlic and salt. Bring mixture to a boil and then lower to simmer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Glaze can be made a day in advance and refrigerated until ready to grill. 

Marinated cod for grilling

  • Pour glaze over cod in a bowl and toss to coat.
  • Prepare a grill fire to 300° with pecan or oak.

Grilling cod fish

  • Place fish on a grill pan over indirect heat on your grill. Brush with glaze and close the lid.

Grilled Cod with garlic glaze

  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, until fish reaches 145° internal temperature. Cod will be flaky. 

Platter of rice and grilled cod

RECIPE VARIATIONS:

  • Substitute red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar for malt vinegar if you prefer it or need a gluten free option.
  • Malt vinegar adds a really unique flavor but it’s not overpowering as you might expect. The brown sugar balances out the sharp vinegar and combines well with the garlic and black pepper. 
  • We have also used this same glaze on Grilled Salmon and it was a huge hit. 

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Grilled Cod

Best Side Dishes for Grilled Fish:

Rice Pilaf is a great side dish for any fish dinner. Grilled Asparagus is so easy to add to any meal on the grill and we love Grilled Mexican Street Corn with anything we are grilling. 

Grilled Cod
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Cod

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Grilled Cod with a flavorful glaze is a healthy and delicious meal to add to your dinner menu. Just a few simple ingredients in this easy grilled fish recipe! 

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Cod Filets, cut into 3 inch strips
  • 1/3 cup malt vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare glaze by mixing brown sugar, malt vinegar, black pepper, garlic and salt.
  2. Place over medium- high heat and bring mixture to a boil. Lower to simmer and cook 5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Glaze can be made a day in advance and refrigerated until ready to grill. 
  4. Prepare a grill fire to 300° with pecan or oak for smoke flavor.
  5. Pat cod filets dry with paper towels and place in a bowl and cover with glaze. Toss to coat.
  6. Place fish on a grill pan.
  7. Place grill pan on grill, over indirect heat and brush with glaze. Cook with lid closed about 10- 12 minutes or until cod reaches 145° internal temperature. Cod will be flaky. 
  8. Remove from grill and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 28g

Nutritional information is calculated and may not be accurate.

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