Third Day of Ford’s Christmas – New England Cod

We’re spotlighting New England Cod for the Third Day of Ford’s Christmas. Read below to see how Chef Tony makes this classic New England dish.

From Chef Tony

Oven baked cod is a traditional dish in New England. Many restaurants serve it as the mainstay on their menus. The secret, I believe, to the recipe is the buttered cracker crust (Ritz crackers). We add a little garlic to the crumbs since that is my second favorite ingredient to cook with (butter being the first).

Cod is a pretty neutral flavored fish that picks up the flavor of whatever it is served with it. The moistness of the baked cod and the crunchiness of the buttered crackers are the perfect combination of flavors and textures for this dish.

At Ford’s Fish Shack, I put a mid-Atlantic twist on this dish and topped the fish with jumbo lump crabmeat. Gotta have crab! To finish, the cracker crusted baked cod is served with a tarragon butter sauce, and basil mashed potatoes.

12 Days of Ford’s Christmas

Introducing the 12 Days of Ford’s Christmas! Each day, we will feature one of our menu items on our website and share some behind-the-scenes information about the item. You’ll learn the story behind these dishes, where and how we source ingredients, how some of the menu items got their names, and much more!

Read the story and then head over to the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook pages to answer a question about that day’s feature for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

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Contest Details

The dates for this contest are December 13 to December 26, 2018. This contest will be posted on all three of our Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook pages. Play on each page to increase your chances to win. Each correct answer via a Facebook comment on the post counts as one entry for the drawing. You must follow at least one of the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook pages as well as the Ford’s Wicked Catering Facebook page to be eligible to win. One winner will be randomly selected at the end of the contest to win a $100.00 Ford’s Fish Shack gift card. We will announce the winner on December 27, 2018.

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