Lemon Garlic Sous Vide Cod – simple, perfect and delicious! The sous vide cooking technique takes the guess work out and allows you to cook a restaurant-quality fish dinner at home. The cod is precisely cooked to the temperature you set, with the perfect tender and flaky texture!
Preheat the sous vide cooker: Add water to the sous vide container or a large pot; set the Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 132°F (55.6°C).
Make the seasoning: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Season the cod: Rub the cod on all sides with olive oil. And then rub the seasoning mixture over all sides of each cod fillet.
Add the fish to a zip-loc bag: Add sliced lemon and seasoned cod in a zip-loc bag. Arrange them so that they stay in one single layer. (Single layer ensures proper cooking; if your bag is not big enough, use multiple bags.)
Vacuum seal the cod: Vacuum seal it using “water displacement” technique: seal all but one corner of the bag. Slowly place it in the water bath, making sure everything below the zip-line is covered by water. Then seal the rest of the bag.
Sous vide the fish: Cook the cod in the warm water bath for 30 minutes. (Make sure it’s completely submerged in the water, if you find the cod is not fully submerged, you can use sous vide weight magnets or kitchen metal tongs to secure it in place.)
Serve sous vide cod: Remove the bag from the water bath and very gently take the cod out of the bag. (Cooked cod tends to fall apart very easily, I recommend using fish spatula or your hand to carefully take it out of the bag and transfer to a plate.) Sprinkle with optional chopped parsley and serve immediately.
If you use frozen cod, add 15 minutes of cooking time in the sous vide machine.