Friday, April 9, 2010

Smoked Cod in White Sauce




Not sure how this rates on the healthy scales but on the yum scale, it rates highly!

  • Grab a pyrex baking dish – the long flat one (yup, highly specific).
  • Give the base a quick spray with olive oil just to prevent sticking.  Layer onions or leek over the base thinly and lay two pieces of smoked cod on them (cost about $7.50 for the smoked cod at Woolworths).
  • It should take about a cup and a half of milk to cover the fish, then you can spread around a bit of chopped garlic, thyme, a bay leaf, peppercorns, whatever takes your fancy really.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour – until the fish is just nicely cooked.
  • about 10-15 min’s after you put in on, you can add some brown rice to a pot of boiling water, then chop up your vegetables and place in a steamer above the pot of rice (any vegetable juice that drips with be absorbed into the rice!).
  • Once the 30mins is up, take out the fish and plate it up with the rice and vegetables.
  • Pour the milk portion into a small pot (it’s fine for some of the chunkier stuff to come with it!).  Add in about a teaspoon to a tablespoon of corn-flour (depends on how thick you like the sauce!) mixed with cool water and bring to boil before simmering for a couple of minutes until the corn-flour just starts to thicken.  Be sensible with serving size!


I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!  The two pieces were plenty for two adults, though I could have quite easily sacrificed a bit of mine to a toddler!  For middle sized kids I would say about half a piece would be plenty.  I am an evil mummy however and my kids enjoyed some crumbed fish fingers from the frozen section of the super market!

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