Cod drizzled with béchamel sauce

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 1:30 h
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The cod and the béchamel always gives fantastic combinations. This recipe of cod and fries in the oven drizzled with a delicious béchamel, lemon and egg yolk mixture will amaze!

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  • 3 desalted cod steaks (about 800 grams (1 3/4 pounds))
  • 1 egg yolk
  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • For the béchamel sauce:
  • 200 ml (about 1 cup) milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. For the béchamel sauce:
    2. Place the butter in a saucepan and heat over low heat. When the butter start to melt, add the flour with a little milk and whisk until the flour is dissolved. Gradually add the rest of the milk, increase to medium heat and stir until a homogeneous and creamy mixture, about 10 minutes.

    Step 2

    1. Turn off the heat and season with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix the seasonings in the sauce and let cool. Béchamel sauce recipe.

    Step 3

    1. Cook the cod in a saucepan with water for five minutes. When the cod is cooked, drain it and let cool slightly. Remove the skin and bones to the cod and flake it with a fork; set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into cubes and season with a little salt. Fry the potatoes in hot oil. When the potatoes are fried, place them in a dish with absorbent paper.

    Step 5

    1. In a bowl, combine the béchamel sauce, the egg yolk and a few drops of lemon juice; set aside.

    Step 6

    1. Place the olive oil, the chopped onion and the peeled tomatoes cut into small pieces in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cod and season with a little pepper. Stir and cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes, mix in the cod and turn off the heat.

    Step 7

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

    Step 8

    1. Place the cod and the potatoes on a baking dish and drizzle with the béchamel mixture.Cod drizzled with béchamel sauce | Food From Portugal Bake about 30 minutes.

    Step 9

    1. Turn off the oven and serve.

Cod drizzled with béchamel sauce | Food From Portugal

Cod drizzled with béchamel sauce

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 580

Total Fat: 17.5 g(23%)

Saturated Fat: 4 g(20%)

Cholesterol: 171 mg(57%)

Sodium: 251 mg(11%)

Total Carbohydrate: 52.5 g(19%)

Protein: 53 g

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