Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Crusted Cod Bites with Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes

Crusted Cod Bites with Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes on a plate


The recipe I am going to tempt you with today is Crusted Cod Bites with Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes. A lovely summer meal that requires only a small amount of prep.

I love fish, really love it. I will happily eat any fish put in front of me. I even still love fish fingers. I have fond memories of sitting in my nana's back garden in Cumbria, in a den she had made out of sunloungers and a picnic blanket, eating fish finger sandwiches with my sister. Happy times!

I usually buy cod and salmon when I fancy some fish, but I am happy with the much cheaper cobbler or pollock as well. Cod is a lovely meaty fish, but it can be a little bland. For this recipe, I added flavour to the cod bites through the chunky breadcrumb crust with garlic and chilli and served it up with some oven roasted new potatoes with yet more garlic and some rosemary. It was light and just perfect for a warm summer's day. I'd venture that the crusted cod bites would be pretty delicious served on their own dipped into tomato sauce or tartare sauce- yum!

These home-made crusted cod bites would be perfect to serve up to kids. If you think the chilli won't go down well, you could switch it for paprika.

Crusted Cod Bites are syn free on Slimming World if you use spray oil on the baking tray and use the bread for your Healthy Extra B.


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Making Crusted Cod Bites with Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes

Ingredients
(serves 4)

4 skinless cod fillets
3 slices of bread
1 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp chilli powder (strength of your choice)
2 eggs
1 tsp olive oil
salt

For the potatoes

500g new potatoes
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp rosemary
1 tbsp olive oil
salt

Method

1. Put the tablespoon of olive oil and the crushed garlic and rosemary into a very large bowl with a good pinch of salt and then add the potatoes. Mix well, until all potatoes have an oily shine to them and the rosemary is well-distributed.
2. Cut the cod fillets into 4-5cm chunks.
3.Tip the potatoes on to a baking tray and pop in a pre-heated oven at 210 (200 fan, gas mark 6) for 25-30 mins or until browned and softened.
4. Crack the eggs into a large bowl or dish and whisk together.
5.  Whizz the breadcrumbs together using a handblender or mini mixer along with one of the garlic cloves and the chilli along with a pinch of salt. Put the breadcrumbs in a large bowl.
6. Brush a teaspoon of olive oil over a baking tray.
7.One at a time, dip the cod pieces first in the egg (making sure they are well covered) and then into the breadcrumbs, turning them to ensure they are well-coated. Then place on the baking tray. If you're hands get too sticky and start taking the crumbs off as you put the pieces down, wash and dry them and then continue.
8. Whe all the pieces have been coated, place on the prepared baking tray and pop in the oven with the potatoes for 10-15 mins or until crispy.
9. Serve with green veg.

Crusted Cod Bites on a baking tray

Crusted Cod Bite on a baking tray

Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes on a baking tray

Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes on a baking tray

Crusted Cod Bites with Garlic and Rosemary New Potatoes on a plate with peas


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