The firm, meaty white flesh of codfish earns those over 10 lbs the nickname "Steaker". Enjoyed throughout North America, Europe and beyond, the Portuguese have over 365 recipes for salt cod alone.
TO THAW: Place fillets on plate and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator 3-4 hours before use. Or thaw fillets in microwave on the defrost cycle.
TO BAKE: Pre-heat oven to 400° F. Place fillets on a greased baking dish. Brush with melted butter or oil and season to taste. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 400° F depending on thickness.
TO BROIL: Pre-heat broiler. Place fillets on greased broiler rack and brush with melted butter or oil and season to taste. Broil 4 inches from heat 6 minutes per side depending on thickness.
TO PAN FRY: Dip thawed fillets in seasoned flour. Fry in 4 tablespoons of oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until golden brown on each side, for about 3-5 minutes per side