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Cod - what shall I do with it?

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UrsulaPandress Thu 22-Mar-18 12:47:23

I buy ridiculously expensive fish from a fishmonger who comes to the door. I currently have £8.90 worth of cod in the fridge and need inspiration of what I can do with it. I asked for enough for two of us hmm

I don't want to put it in anything like a pie but I am always a bit scared of cooking fish other than poaching it.

Inspire/educate me please.

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Clevs Thu 22-Mar-18 13:24:18

Do you like curry? I have a Masala Fish recipe which uses cod fillet.

cdtaylornats Thu 22-Mar-18 14:01:33

I've made this a few times

Curried fish with dried mango

Hs2Issue Thu 22-Mar-18 14:05:15

Hairy dieters Baked fish with chorizo crust is what we're having for dinner tonight with cod. It's really gorgeous.

GeorgeTheHippo Thu 22-Mar-18 14:07:30

Wrap each portion in pancetta slices and stick it in a hot oven for about 12 minutes.

S0upertrooper Thu 22-Mar-18 14:30:34

Put some red pesto and chilli on it, wrap it in Parma, wrap it in baking paper and stick it in the oven for 20 mins at 160

AdaColeman Thu 22-Mar-18 14:37:14

Make a foil parcel, add fish, sliced tomato, chopped peppers, olives, a splash of white wine. Seal well and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. wine

UrsulaPandress Thu 22-Mar-18 15:29:54

Might try the foil parcels.

Could I have your curry recipe please Clevs

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IHaveBrilloHair Thu 22-Mar-18 18:10:29

I'd go with the wrap in pancetta, serve with roast new potatoes and a green salad, big stinky cheeseboard for afters, and invite me overgrin

UrsulaPandress Thu 22-Mar-18 22:38:01

I don't eat meat.

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Orangettes Fri 23-Mar-18 07:30:19

I'd just pan fry it and serve with a pea puree and some crispy chips - use frozen pollock for curries.

4merlyknownasSHD Fri 23-Mar-18 08:45:46

If you have not already done something with it, and eaten it, how about egg and breadcrumb, then shallow fry.

Clevs Fri 23-Mar-18 13:03:40


2 haddock, cod or monkfish fillets
1 large onion
2 medium tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
5 spring onions (just the green leaves)
1 tbs tomato puree
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful of coriander (optional)
1 tbs cooking oil
Salt to taste
2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp cloves
Pomegranate powder ( I leave this out as I can never seem to find it in the supermarkets)
1tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp turmeric

The quanitities of spices are only a guide and can easily be adjusted to personal taste. I never measure them out and just tip in what I think is right and how hot we fancy it!

Remove scales from the fish if present, pour 1 tsp lemon juice over each fillet and set aside.
Finely chop the onion.
Finely chop the tomatoes.
Crush/finely chop the garlic.
Finely chop the coriander and spring onion leaves separately.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat and add the cloves and peppercorns and allow to sizzle for about 30 seconds.

Add the chopped onions and fry until golden brown, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add more oil if required.

Next add the tomatoes and tomato puree, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric and mix well. Allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally on medium heat.

When the sauce has blended in well add the cinnamon, ground coriander and cumin, salt and 30ml water. Stir well for 2 minutes and reduce the heat. Now add the pomegranate powder, spring onions and mix well.

Finally add the fish, skin side down, transferring some of the sauce onto the top of the fish.

Cover and cook on a low heat until cooked through.

Garnish with chopped coriander, if using.

Serve with rice/naan.

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