Grilled Cod with Horseradish Mustard Sauce

We’re expanding our fish repertoire.

Mon mari‘s caveat is ‘No bones’.

We eat a lot of salmon… But, sometimes, a little variety is nice.

I get the ‘back’ of cod.  It has no bones.

We’re both happy.

Best part – it’s ready in 15 minutes!

Grilled Cod with Horseradish Mustard Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 filets of cod, or other thick, firm white fish, 12oz (350gr) total weight
  • 2 tbs prepared horseradish
  • 2 tbs whole grain mustard 
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • wood chips

Grilled Cod with Mustard


  • Soak the wood chips in water for 15 – 30 minutes.
  • Mix the horseradish, mustard, olive oil and spread on one side of cod.
  • Cook on barbecue grill over indirect heat, covered, 8 – 12 minutes, without turning, until it flakes easily.
  • If cooking on charcoal, have the coals on one side of the grill and put wood chips on top.
  • If cooking on a gas grill, wrap wood chips in foil, poke holes in the foil and put over direct heat.

We’ve all recovered from our little trip.

I have the pantry stocked with olive oil, sherry and rosado from Andorra.

(Spanish olive oil is wonderful, and I buy 5 litre cans in Andorra for half of what I pay here in France; I can’t buy sherry in France and I love it for stir-fries and Moroccan food; don’t tell the French, but I actually prefer Spanish Rosados to French Rosé.)

In the garden, the zucchini is producing like crazy, the lettuce is done and I just picked the first tomatoes.

I think it’s summer, finally.

And those are all the words I have today…. Some days they just aren’t there.

Last update on October 14, 2018

8 thoughts on “Grilled Cod with Horseradish Mustard Sauce”

  1. Hi Katie
    It is fold here. Capsicums are $4 a piece
    But the cabbage and Brussel sprouts are wonderful
    Plus all the pumpkins are colorful and loving soups

  2. We almost never have salmon – but we grilled some last night with dill and yoghurt/mayonnaise. Instead of getting salmon steaks, we got salmon back and was it ever wonderful to have no bones!
    Your cod looks wonderful! I love the idea of making a sauce with horseradish. I’ll have to look for fresh horseradish at the market (our garden horseradish kicked the bucket – not enough sun).

  3. Gilli, $4 for a pepper?!? Ouch!
    Tanna, I like most fish… and am just happy that I can convince the hubs to eat cod once in awhile instead of salmon LOL
    Zoomie, thanks 😉
    Ina, sometimes it happens.
    manningroad, he uses the wood from an apple tree he cut down…
    Elizabeth, we never get the steaks, always the backs or filets… no bones. Love horseradish…

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