Torsk Recipe -
Torsk Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins


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"Torsk is broiled and buttered cod fillets. This recipe uses frozen fish; defrosting is not necessary. Make sure to use butter. There it too much water in margarine."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat broiler. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Place the fish in a large saucepan. Mix together the water, sugar, and salt. Pour the water-mixture over the fish. The water-mixture should fully cover the fish, if it doesn't add more water. Bring the water to a boil over a medium-high heat. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove fillets from water, and blot on paper towels to remove excess water. Brush with 6 tablespoons melted butter, and sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until the fillets are golden brown. Serve with the remaining melted butter.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2006

Awesome, entire family loved it! The only thing I did different was adding only 1/2 cup splenda instead of 1 cup sugar to the water. Plus - I don't think you need quite as much butter, I only used 3 tbsps while broiling.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 22, 2009

I know this was rated highly, but it was so bland. Maybe if some garlic or something like that was added, but it was very boring.

Mar 25, 2005

This tastes just like lobster. My whole family loves this recipe. I've made it at least 4 times, and I've had the best results when the cooked fish has time to chill and dry out in the fridge before broiling. I've used mostly frozen cod from Sam's Club. I'd like to try it with monkfish to see how that tastes.

Sep 05, 2005

I decided to give this recipe a try in an attempt to serve fish that isn't battered and fried to my family. I followed the recipe exactly and the results were great. I have four kids and they loved this recipe! The 3-year-old had three helpings! I agree with other reviews that it has a lobster-like consistency and flavor. Husband has already requested I make this again and often! Thanks for the great recipe and a nice change of pace from the same old fish.

Feb 13, 2007

used center cut cod from sam's club brought water to full boil dropped fish in one at a time boiled just 2 min. didn't fall apart at all, did this in the morning wrapped in paper towels to dry then put between layers of wax paper in tuppperware in fridge. At dinner time put in disposable aluminum pan covered with butter and broiled til started to brown, delious whloe family loved it. Be sure to used thick cut loins.

Feb 01, 2011

Oh my gosh!! This is a fantastic recipe if you love lobster, but it's beyond your pay grade. You need to adjust for the thickness of your fillets (boil/broil times), but this is dang close!! The sugar in the boiling mixture adds the sweetness, and the texture of the cod is tender and delicious! I broiled the fish with less butter and ate it with no extra butter, and it was still DELICIOUS!! How good would it be with extra buttah??? Will make again and again and again!!

Oct 08, 2005

This was a great recipe! I used Market Day frozen cod, poached it using Splenda instead of sugar and cut the amount of butter in half. I also chilled the cod before broiling it. Best of all, the house didn't smell fishy after dinner!

Oct 30, 2006

I cannot believe how easy this was and how good it was! My husband loved it. Even the two picky teenage girls thought it was great. I would not change a thing. Using the frozen filets was a great idea to help keep them together. I would only suggest to use a large deep skilett instead of a sauce pan so the filets don't bump together so much and fall apart. I've given the recipe out a lot since trying it.


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  • Calories
  • 670 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 183 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 47.1 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 29.8 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 2757 mg
  • 110%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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