Spicy Blackened Cod


  • 4 large cod fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter (whole stick)

The Rub

  • 2 level teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 level teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you call the heat)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 level teaspoon of finely ground black pepper
  • 1 level teaspoon ground cumin
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  1. For the rub, mix in the spices, salt, pepper, stir well.
  2. Rinse the cod fillets and dry with paper towel before adding the rub. Using your fingers, generously spread the rub all over both sides of the cod.
  3. Bring your FIREDISC® Cooker to high heat and let it get nice and hot. Drop your butter into the disc until it melts and starts to brown.
  4. Place your cod in the FIREDISC® and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Be warned that this cooking method will produce a lot of smoke, which is perfect for using a FIREDISC® since you’ll be outdoors.
  6. Very carefully, flip your cod and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on the second side. Use half of your lemon and squeeze over the searing cod. Remove from disc into a platter.
  7. Use your remaining lemon half for squeezing over the fish in the platter, and top with parsley. This dish goes great with a chopped salad and buttered new potatoes topped with diced garlic.

Happy Grilling.