Witch Patty: What did you get?
Witch Selma: A candied apple.
Witch Patty: I got a caramel cod.
– Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons | Season 9 - Episode 4
Cod is a delicious white fish that I enjoy eating. Caramel is a sweet sauce that is fun to eat on top of ice cream. Put those two things together and you’ve got an interesting experience to say the least. I was surprised to find that Caramel Cod is kind of a thing, complete with recipes (listed at the bottom of this post) that sounded quite tasty. As usual, other food bloggers on the internet are trying to make their food edible and tasty while I’m sitting over here eating something gross for authenticity sake.
Admittedly, I didn’t go full bore and deep fry an entire fish and then drench it in caramel because that’s a little too wasteful for my liking. Instead, I covered a piece of cod in caramel sauce and called it a day because I’m just not crazy enough for the whole fish just yet.
Bake fish and enjoy it without caramel sauce. Cover last leftover piece of cod with caramel sauce.
This was pretty bad. The caramel sauce was sickly sweet and the cod was baked with things like lemon and dill. And these things do not combine well together. Sadly, I would not recommend this dish for your next Halloween party.
Sea Captain: And that’s the story of the very first caramel cod. I mean, Halloween. And it wasn’t long before this yearly custom became an annual tradition.
– Treehouse of Horror (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 4)
Please note: Making this fish will NOT become an annual tradition.
Cromulence: 2 Durwoods out of 10
Caramel Cod Recipe From: Treehouse of Horror (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 4)