Ramen Wrapped Cod with Cajun Spice – take boring fish up a few notches by adding delicious cajun seasoning, and wrapping it in ramen noodles for some crunch…and fun!
I think I finally figured out a way to get my kids to like fish.
Wrap it in Ramen noodles. Obviously.
Actually, I think that will be my new motto for life #wrapitinramen
Truth be told, I struggled a wee bit wrapping the first fillet, trying to figure out
how to make it perfect the most efficient way to do it. But the remaining three were a breeze. And then after that, I pretty much wanted to wrap 20 more. Luckily, the dish tastes awesome, so I’m going to make it again.
I served these in baskets with that great food liner paper restaurants use. The kids ate with their hands, sort of fish and chips style << also aided in their willingness to eat fish. I’m no dummy.
- 2 fresh or frozen skinless cod fillets (6 ounces each), cut in half lengthwise
- 1 package (3 ounce) ramen noodles, flavor packet discarded
- 1 egg , lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup flour
- salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Thaw fish if frozen. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain. Let cool slightly and toss with the egg.
Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle fish with a dash of salt and pepper and the Cajun seasoning, then dredge fillets in the flour to coat.
Remove noodles from egg a few at a time, and wind around fish in an even layer, adding new strands until covered.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high. Add fish; cook 5-6 minutes per side until golden, crisp, and fish flakes easily.
Serve immediately and enjoy!