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Friday 20 November 2015

Roasted Cod with easy watercress sauce & roasted cherry tomatoes

Roasted cod with easy watercress sauce & roasted cherry tomatoes

For a no-fuss fish dish, try roasted cod with easy watercress sauce and roasted cherry tomatoes

Serves Six
Just 3g carb per serving

6 Icelandic cod fillets (about 175g/6oz each), skin on
25g butter, softened
2 tbsp olive oil
300g cherry tomatoes, a mix of red and yellow if you can get them  

For the sauce:
2  shallots, finely chopped
150ml dry white wine
half a 200g tub crème fraîche
bunch of watercress, tough stalks removed, roughly chopped
juice of half a lemon
100ml whipping cream
parsley or chervil sprigs, to garnish

1. Smear the skin of the cod with the butter and season with sea salt. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan. When very hot add the cod, skin side down, and fry, without moving the fish, until the skin is crisp and golden. Invert on to a shallow ovenproof dish, ready to finish it off in the oven.

2. Put the cherry tomatoes in a separate shallow ovenproof dish and drizzle with another 1 tbsp oil.

3. To make the sauce, cook the shallots and wine in a small pan for about 2-3 minutes until the wine has almost gone. Tip into a food processor with the crème fraîche and watercress, season with salt and pepper and blitz. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to taste, return to the pan and set aside. Lightly whip the cream until it just holds its shape. (At this stage the cod, sauce and cream can be kept in the fridge, lightly covered with cling film, for up to 4 hours.)

4. About 20 minutes before you are ready to cook, preheat the oven to fan 170C : conventional 190C : gas mark 5. Roast the cod and tomatoes for 12-15 minutes until just cooked. Meanwhile, gently reheat the sauce, remove from the heat and fold in the cream. Taste and add more seasoning and lemon juice if necessary.

Set the cod on warm dinner plates with the cherry tomatoes and spoonfuls of watercress sauce. Garnish with sprigs of parsley or chervil and serve with your choice of vegetables ...

Recipe idea from here

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All the best Jan


Jo said...

It looks very tempting.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jo.
This is a great 'no-fuss' dish ...

Have a good weekend

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Recipe looks very tasty.

Jenny S

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jenny
I'm sure you would enjoy this recipe idea ...

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I love fish. Yum.

Down by the sea said...

Thanks Jan for leaving a message with me. I shall try this recipe next weekend! Sarah x

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Ivy.
Fish is great isn't it, and with so many good varieties, we can be spoilt for choice. Yum indeed!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Sarah.
I thought as you'd asked me about watercress sauce, I would leave a message on your blog ... glad you came across and had a look. I'm sure you will enjoy this dish.

Have a good week, keep as warm as you can in this colder weather!

All the best Jan