Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Baked Cod Fillets on Mash Potatoes


2 Cod Fillets, seasoned with (a) and (b)
(a) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(b) Salt and Pepper

4 Russet Potatoes, Cut to 1" cubes
2 Tbsp Margarine (Healthier, if you prefer butter u can)
Milk (Amount depend on your preferred consistency)
Salt and Pepper

For the Sauce

2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
120ml dry white wine
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
100ml water
1-2 tbs caster sugar
50g Cheddar Cheese
sea salt and black pepper

1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees c and bake cod for 20 mins.
2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry gently until lightly golden.
3. Increase the heat slightly and pour in the wine.
4. Let it bubble until reduced by half, then stir in the chopped tomatoes, water and sugar.
5. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft, then remove the pan from the heat, mix in cheese and stir well. Set aside.
6. Put potatoes in a pot and fill with water and a generous pinch of salt.
7. Bring to a boil and cook till potatoes slide off a knife when poked.
8. Drain, and add in margarine and milk.
9. Mash with a masher till smooth and creamy.
10. Season with pepper.
9. Arrange mash on bottom of plate
10. Arrange cod fillets on top of mash
11. Drizzle sauce around the mash. 
12. Enjoy!

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