A friend of mine cooked this one night and I have never been a big seafood eater but I couldn't believe how good the flavours were all together. Its something I often cook now. Its fantastic and easy! Safeway sells the smoked cod in lengths. You get 2 cuts per length
Start with boiling the potatoes as they take the longest. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes and after they have been on for about 5 minutes, place the cod in a frying pan, just on low and cook for approx 5-7 mins each side.
While the cod is cooking, prepare the sauce.
To make the sauce; melt the margarine, then add the flour to make a thick paste. You may need to add a little more if needed. Add the milk to make a sauce, stirring as much as you can to reduce lumps. Again, the milk quantity may vary depending how much flour was used. Keep stirring and once you get the consistency you like, add in the parsley, salt and pepper and the lemon juice and keep stirring.
Once the potatoes are boiled, add in your margarine and milk and mash. Add salt and pepper for taste and the minced garlic.
Place the mash on a plate flat. Lie the cod on top and then pour parsley sauce over. It is sensational!! This meal is gluten and wheat free also.
This is yummy!
The sauce was really easy to make but I didn't stick to the amounts- i played it by ear.
The mash is good with some parsley and black pepper in it too.
I added extra deep fried thin slices of leek on top of the dish which had a lovely crispy oniony taste. It made it look like a restaurant dish.
The oil I used to fry the leek in, I used for the fish as well.
I thought the smoked fish would be too intense just on its own but it worked really well with the lemony sauce and the creamy mash. - 19 Apr 2010
I haven't tried this yet but sounds lovely, I usually just steam the fish (remember it is cooked and only needs to be heated) in a colander over boiling water for about 10 mins. quicker and nicer than poaching and would never consider frying. We have it with mashed potatoes will add the garlic and parsley sauce will add lemon juice, also a must have is peas. Having tonight, usually have once a month. Just love this... - 15 Sep 2013
I cooked it exactly to the recipe. I did wash the smoked cod and patted dry with paper towel since I was "frying the cod". Frying was watching the fish turn white on very low heat in a sprayed frying pan. I did serve with the peas of LollyLeggs and the fried leaks of Nora.
I couldn't believe that something could taste so good and look so good for so little effort!!!! - 10 Aug 2014