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Poor Man's Lobster


  • 4 boneless cod filets 5-8oz
  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter divided
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Preheat your broiler.
  • In a bowl mix together water, sugar, and salt then add to a large skillet.
  • Place fish filets in the skillet and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Boil for 3 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the cod fillet.
  • Remove fish from water and place on lined pan.
  • Brush with melted butter and season with paprika.
  • Broil for about 7 minutes on low until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Brush with more butter and juice from 1/2 lemon and serve.