Cod In Butter Sauce

How To Cook Cod

In our house we refer to cod as the king of fish, not because it has the best taste or is the most expensive. It's because if you cook cod properly you can do almost anything with it and it won't let you down. Deep fry, poach, batter, roast, pan fry, I've even got great results on a BBQ. In part it's this versatility that is leading to a continued depletion of cod stocks

Cod is a name given to a number of fish species, some of which have not been overfished. So it's actually a positive thing to use a non endangered alternative that does the same job but has sustainable populations.

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Cod In Butter Sauce

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes 

This recipe can be carried out with a range of white fish but if its your first time try it with cod if you can, it will provide the bench mark for alternative fish to live up to.

Ingredients: Serves 4

2 medium shallots, finely chopped
50g unsalted butter
4 medium sized cod steaks
Salt and pepper
Fresh lemon juice
Dash of lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprig of parsley, finely chopped

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat and add the shallot, cook for five or six minutes until they soften.
  2. Put the fish into a greased oven proof dish, cover with the butter, shallots and pepper to taste. Then cook in a preheated over for five minutes at 220°C.
  3. Remove from the oven and cover the dish carefully with foil, reduce the heat to 180°C and bake for a further 15-20 minutes. If the cod looks like it's drying out, baste with the butter and even add a little more if necessary.
  4. When ready, remove the liquid into a small pan add a teaspoon of lemon juice and the parsley and stir over a medium heat for five minutes. Keep the fish warm and serve with the sauce, mashed potatoes and fresh peas or mange tout.