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This Cod Reuben Sandwich is a fishy take on a classic deli-style reuben, and is piled high with seared cod, sauerkraut, and a homemade yogurt-based Russian dressing.
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Cod Reuben

This Cod Reuben Sandwich is a fishy take on a classic deli-style Reuben! It's piled high with seared cod, sauerkraut, and a homemade yogurt-based Russian dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 407kcal

Ingredients

Russian Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½ cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • cup diced red onion
  • 1 TB relish (dill or sweet)
  • 1 TB horseradish root, freshly grated (or sub prepared)
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika or smoked paprika

Cod:

  • 2 cod fillets (~4oz each)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB butter

Reuben:

  • 4 slices rye bread Jewish rye preferred
  • ½ cup sauerkraut
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese (optional), add more if desired
  • 1 TB butter

Instructions

Prepare Toppings:

  • Combine all ingredients for Russian dressing.  Taste dressing, add more salt if it tastes bland, and/or more horseradish if you prefer it spicier.  Set aside.

Cook Cod:

  • Add oil to a heavy pan, such as cast iron, and heat on medium-high heat.  Pat cod dry, and then dry it off again.  Wet fish will stick to the pan.  
  • Set cod in hot pan, and DO NOT TOUCH IT. Set a timer for 4 minutes, and don't touch the cod until the timer goes off. (If your butter smokes a little, lower the heat slightly.)
  • Next, use a thin metal spatula to flip the cod. If it sticks to the pan, wait another 30 seconds. The fish will release when it's done cooking. Cook for another 4 minutes, and remove from pan.  

Grill Sandwiches:

  • Lower the heat to medium.
  • Prepare sandwiches by layering one slice of bread, a thick layer of the Russian sauce, sauerkraut, the cod, cheese, and another piece of bread.  If the cod is too small for the bread, you can flake it apart with a fork and spread it across the bread.
  • Add remaining butter to the pan, and grill sandwiches about 2 minutes per side, until each side is golden and the cheese is melted.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 393mg | Iron: 0.9mg