- What makes cod fish chewy?
- Why is my cooked cod rubbery?
- Is cod supposed to be tough?
- At what temperature is cod considered cooked?
- What should cod be cooked to?
- How long does it take to cook a thick piece of cod?
Fish that seems tough when you bite into it is probably overcooked. As it moves from done to “overdone,” the flesh continues to firm then shrinks, pushing out moisture, which evaporates and leaves the fish dry and chewy.
Even fresh cod is naturally pretty rubbery anyways but you can mitigate it by cooking it certain ways. Rubbery means it was overcooked. “Slow and low” is the way to go. Preferably covered if you’re frying it up in a skillet (I’d cook it with butter, and some flour and salt and pepper).
2 Answers. Cod tends to be fairly firm as compared to other white fish (tilapia, etc.) though it can vary a bit in texture depending on the variety. White fish in general will also tend to overcook fairly easily and will lose moisture quickly.
145°FKitchen Fact: The safe internal temperature for cooked fish is 145°F, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. When cooking fish, cook it until the center reaches 145°F on an instant-read or meat thermometer.
145˚FNo matter how you cook it, be sure that your cod reaches an internal temperature of 145˚F as measured by a food thermometer. At this temperature, its flesh will be opaque white and flake easily when pressed with a fork.
How long do you cook cod fish? The thickness of the cod fillet will impact the cooking time of the fish. -A thicker and larger fillet will require approximately 9-12 minutes of cooking. -A thinner fillet will cook quicker, about 6-8 minutes.