I Succeed In Cooking Cod

Can’t brag, though. I bought a steamer bag of seasoned cod at the grocery and followed the directions.

It was perfect and delicious. The only downside is that now the microwave smells like fish.

I microwaved vinegar water afterward. I microwaved baking soda water, and wiped down the interior with baking soda. Still smells like fish.

But it sure was good. I confess: I can’t cook cod fer snakes. Tilapia, I can cook. Salmon, I can cook. Cod, not. So I’ll probably do this again, fishy smell and all.

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies this week about a vegan feast of lentils, broccoli, and rice noodles.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about somebody who can’t cook or make or do something discovering a way to cook or make or do it well.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “I Succeed In Cooking Cod

  1. Ally Bean

    March 3, 2020 at 10:02am

    Your post is timely for me. I have cod thawing in the refrigerator for tonight’s dinner. It’s not the fancy schmancy kind like yours, so I have my fingers crossed that I’ll turn out ok.

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      Marian Allen

      March 3, 2020 at 1:02pm

      Crossing my fingers, too, on your behalf. I’m seeing 350F for 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness. And then stinky for two weeks.

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  2. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    March 5, 2020 at 8:03am

    Never bought a microwavable anything. (OK. I use real popcorn kernels in the microwave. Otherwise, it’s just for heating up my coffee, if its cold.)

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      Marian Allen

      March 5, 2020 at 9:50am

      I am very sparse in my microwave cookery. I haven’t found it satisfactory, for the most part. I use microwaves for reheating and the occasional microwave pre-packaged thingy. The only things I actually COOK in a microwave are mug cakes and scrambled eggs if I’m overnighting at a friend’s, get up before everybody else, and don’t want to rattle pans.

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