Are you looking for an easy to make but impressive and delicious fish dish? Then you are in the right place. In a total of one hour (including all the preparation), you will have a meal that looks (and tastes) like from a great restaurant. But it doesn’t require any special skills from the professional kitchen.
To prepare it, you will need a fresh, plump fillet of cod but the rest of the ingredients are pretty basic. You most probably already have them in your fridge, freezer and pantry. But it is the way that they are prepared that ads the wow factor to the cod recipes.
Cod Poached in Milk with Green Pea Puree and Carrots – a Quick Fish Dish with a Twist
I have always been a big fan of green peas and could add them to almost every meal. (I yet have to check if I can make a dessert or cake with them). So, even when I was a child, I didn’t have any problems with eating the immortal (at least in Poland) duo of carrots and green peas. But I know some adults tortured with it so much in their childhood that they wouldn’t even think about having it now. The good news is that they may change their mind when they see a completely different version of the combination.
For this cod recipes, I cooked the green peas in milk, next I pureed it and seasoned not only with salt and pepper but also with vanilla. But the carrots are prepared in a completely different form. I used a vegetable peeler to slice them into long ribbons. Then I quickly fried them with butter and a bit of honey. But I still wanted to add a lot of crispiness to the smooth pea puree and crunchy carrot ribbons. So I decided to roast not big chunks of potatoes but thin slices and make them almost like chips (crisps).
And last but not least – the cod poached in milk. I placed the fillets in a shallow pan with herbs and seasoned milk. I boiled everything and then just left it for 8 minutes (without further cooking). That way the cod was beautifully moist and infused with the herbal aroma. And the whole fish dish – Cod Poached in Milk with Green Pea Puree and Carrots tasted delicious. It also looks so good. It will be difficult for your guests to believe that to make it you used instructions from ‘cod recipes easy’ folder.
P.S. If you are looking for more great seafood recipes, please be sure to check Capt’n Kenny’s website.