Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chef Chuck's Baked Cod with Creamed Pea Sauce


Merluzzo al Forno in Salsa Verde


A fresh and simple way to make cod fish taste delicious. Baked with grated potatoes, panko, olive oil, salt and pepper served on a bed of creamy pea sauce. A light and healthy dish, with a beautiful presentation.


Baked Cod with Creamed Pea Sauce


2 pieces cod
1 potato
panko breadcrumbs
olive oil
salt and pepper
Sauce
3/4 cup peas
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons heavy cream
salt and pepper


Wash and pat dry cod, arrange in a baking dish, lined with aluminum foil. Peel and grate a potato, spread on top along with a sprinkle of panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, broil for 3-4 minutes to brown the top.
Sauce
In a small pot heat water and peas add olive oil, cream, salt and pepper. In a blender or a hand blender puree the peas to a creamy consistency. If needed add more water. Pour a small amount of creamed pea sauce on plate, place fish on top. Serves 2

12 comments:

  1. love the crispy potato texture on there. perfect. several layers of flavors going on here. nicely done!

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  2. Thank you Dawn! Hearing this nice comment from you
    is a 'real' compliment!!
    So true, layers of flavor...

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  3. Love all the layers too- looks delicious! Thanks for posting!

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  4. Glad you like the layers Miri! Thank you, your so welcome :)

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  5. This looks incredible. As always, you have a lot of delicious things going on here. I have been MIA for quite some time now in the blogosphere but just wanted to say hello.

    I am not sure when I will resume.

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  6. Hello, Live.Love.Eat, nice to hear from you!
    Thanks for the comment...
    All the best!

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  7. Oh Chuck...This type of light, healthy food is what I need right now...Thanks ! (now then I will eat your beef pasticcio ;D

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  8. Yes Cristina! You have been eating some great barbecue, in the best region for that!!
    Thank you so much, take care ;~)

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  9. This is a gorgeous presentation, Chef. I am loving the crispy potatoes that streak the lovely pale cod. Perfectly healthy.

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  10. Hi Bridgett, I love those crispy potatoes!!
    Thank you ;)

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  11. Once again, success. Really enjoyed the
    sauce and potatoes......Science Guy

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  12. Hey Science Guy, So are you saying this is scientifically proven!! I am honored ;~))

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