The best seasonings for cod?

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I'm hoping to make a simple cod fillet; no batter no breading no cheese no sauce no butter no oil, the idea is for it to be light and healthy. I'm looking for some seasoning ideas that are:

Simple: it's not cost-effective if I have to go and buy 6 bottles of spices to cook one fish fillet

Inexpensive (if you have to question what my definition of inexpensive is, it's too expensive, LOL!)

Available at a regular grocery store

Can be used in the form it's purchased in, in other words doesn't require a separate recipe or preparation method before it can be sprinkled onto the cod

I'm not aspiring to anything gourmet or restaurant quality, just some stuff I can sprinkle on the cod to make it tasty. What are my best bets? :)
 

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If you really want to keep it simple you could put lots of ground black pepper and any dried herbs that you have over the top, plus a bit of salt.
 

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The only dried herbs I have are Italian seasoning, will that work? It seems to only appear in cod recipes when combined with crumbs and/or Parmesan...?
 

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I only ever have blue cod beer battered. Our blue cod is nothing like your cod though. We also have red cod. I have never and will never eat it. I've never pan fried or grilled it either. Look forward to how you do it.

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Someone in another group told me that Old Bay is good with cod. I have some spicy Old Bay that I used to make a really good dip; would cod be good spicy?
 

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The only dried herbs I have are Italian seasoning, will that work? It seems to only appear in cod recipes when combined with crumbs and/or Parmesan...?
Yes - often with parmesan. You said no cheese but in fact Parmesan is very low calorie simply because you need so little of it. But you can use simply Italian seasoning, a little salt and lots of black pepper.
 

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You could keep it very simple portuguese style with boiled potatoes and just olive oil and salt. Or look up
'bacalhau a lagareiro'. A simple but very tasty dish of cod, potatoes, garlic, herbs and olive oil. I'll type up a my version next time I get a piece of cod.
 

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We recently had baked cod with a ghost pepper chile powder/honey glaze. I'll add more ghost powder next time, as the honey really tamed the heat.
 

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You could keep it very simple portuguese style with boiled potatoes and just olive oil and salt. Or look up
'bacalhau a lagareiro'. A simple but very tasty dish of cod, potatoes, garlic, herbs and olive oil. I'll type up a my version next time I get a piece of cod.
It looks like a beautiful dish! It's too complicated for me, though, and my husband doesn't care for potatoes, so… Do you have any specific seasonings you recommend, other than salt?
 

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We recently had baked cod with a ghost pepper chile powder/honey glaze. I'll add more ghost powder next time, as the honey really tamed the heat.
Is there something that can be used for the glaze other than honey? I thought too much about what honey is, so I can't eat it anymore, LOL!
 

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Is there something that can be used for the glaze other than honey? I thought too much about what honey is, so I can't eat it anymore, LOL!
Agave maybe?

Regardless of how honey is produced, it is one of the cleanest and naturally long lasting foods there is. It is a natural antiseptic and is used in wound care by the medical profession. It's also a complex sugar and better for you than refined cane, beet or corn sugars.

Just FYI, the FDA allows a certain number of parts per million insect parts in processed food, so in all probability you are eating insects anyway...
 

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Personally, I don't like the taste or smell of honey on its own, it'll actually make me retch a bit, but it's an indispensable ingredient. Glazes, salad dressings, desserts, binder...I use it all the time.
 
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