Cod delight

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 1:20 h
  • Ready In : 1:40 h
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A recipe that the whole family will like, flaked cod braised in onion and olive oil that goes to the oven with mashed potato.

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  • 3 desalted cod steaks (about 800 grams / (1 3/4 pounds))
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 1.2 kg / (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 300 ml / (1 1/4 cups) milk
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook about 30 minutes.

    Step 2

    1. Meanwhile, place the cod steaks in a saucepan with water and boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook about 5 minutes. When the cod is cooked, drain it with a skimmer. Remove the skins and the bones, flake the cod with a fork and set aside.

    Step 3

    1. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or with a fork. Place the potato in a saucepan together with the lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, margarine and milk. Stir well with a wooden spoon and simmer over low heat until the puree starts bubbling, stirring occasionally. When starts boiling turn off the heat and set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Place the olive oil, the onions cut into round slices and the chopped garlic in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion starts to turn golden brown. Add the flaked cod seasoned with a little pepper, stir and simmer about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

    1. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

    Step 6

    1. Place the cod with the braised in a rectangular baking dish and on top, spread the mashed potato with a spatula. Brush with the egg yolk slightly beaten and bake about 25 minutes until golden brown. Turn off the oven and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 607
Total Fat: 18.5 g(28%)
Saturated Fat: 3.5 g(18%)
Cholesterol: 116 mg(39%)
Sodium: 285 mg(12%)
Total Carbohydrate: 56.5 g(19%)
Protein: 54 g


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