Cod in the oven with shrimp and béchamel sauce

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 55m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h
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A delicious recipe of cod cooked in olive oil, onion and garlic, seasoned with pepper, that goes in the oven mixed in fried potatoes and shrimps, drizzled with béchamel sauce.

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  • 3 desalted cod steaks (about 800 grams / (1 3/4 pounds))
  • 2 medium onions
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Olive oil for frying the potatoes
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 350 grams / (12 1/3 ounces) peeled shrimp
  • 1 kg / (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
  • Salt (to taste)
  • For the béchamel sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml / (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) milk
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Cook the cod in a pan with water about five minutes. Turn off the heat, drain the cod steaks and place them on a plate. Remove the skins and the spines and shred into slivers. Set aside.

    Step 2

    1. In a frying pan, place the olive oil, the onions cut into round slices and the chopped garlic. Leave to sauté over low heat until the onion starts to turn golden brown. Add the cod slivers along with the shrimp and season with a little pepper. Mix in the sautéed with a wooden spoon and cook about five minutes. Stir once in a while.

    Step 3

    1. Wash, peel the potatoes and cut them into round slices. Season with salt and fry in olive oil. When they are fried place them on a platter over absorbent paper.

    Step 4

    1. For the béchamel sauce:
    2. Place the margarine in a saucepan and melt over low heat. Add the flour to the melted margarine, stir and then pour the milk. Mix until obtain a creamy mixture. Turn off the heat, season with a little salt, nutmeg and pepper and mix well.

    Step 5

    1. In a rectangular baking dish place a layer of the cod mixture, on top, the potatoes and, finally the remaining cod mixture. Drizzle everything with the béchamel sauce and bring to preheated oven at 180°C / (350ºF) about 20 minutes until gratin.

    Step 6

    1. Turn off the oven and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 920
Total Fat: 49 g(75%)

Saturated Fat: 8 g(40%)
Cholesterol: 225 mg(75%)
Sodium: 720 mg(30%)
Total Carbohydrate: 59 g(20%)
Protein: 64 g


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