Easy cod baked with cheddar cheese and crispy breadcrumb topping recipePosted by Fiona Nevile in Fish and Seafood | 7 comments
This recipe is so simple and delicious. The melted cheddar cheese and crisp topping keep the fish moist and the combination is true comfort food.
Fish can be a bit tricky to cook. If you grill/broil or fry it the window for the fish to be perfectly cooked is very small. However, if you bake your fish that tiny window often extends to a vast 30 minutes. Two or three minutes will not ruin your supper either way. If oven baked fish takes 30 mins it means that you can have oven baked chips too!
The problem with developing our own recipes is that often we cook a dish that is really tasty we post it and move on. Within a few weeks we have forgotten all about the recipe so are sometimes surprised when someone says that they are cooking a particular recipe regularly. This was the case for our cod with a cheddar crust recipe.
“Why?” We muttered three years after developing the recipe and posting it. We coukdn’t even remember what it tasted like.
Last night I decided to give our baked cod with cheddar cheese recipe another go. As we had loads of homemade dried breadcrumbs and no parsley, I plumped for making a new twist - a crisp dried homemade breadcrumb topping.
This was so easy and delicious. We buy up fish from the Tesco Condemned Food Counter and freeze it. It will unfreeze very quickly – 2 hours in a basin of cold water and then you are ready to cook. The vacuum packed fish is particularly good for freezing/defrosting. I put the dish together in five minutes. 30 minutes later Danny was sampling his first bite. He put his fork down, goggled eyed.
“Why don’t we eat this every week? It’s fantastic!”
Try either version. If you like fish you won’t be disappointed.
|Easy cod baked with cheddar cheese and crispy breadcrumb topping recipe||
- 340g of cod or haddock (unsmoked)
- 125g of grated cheddar
- 1 large egg
- 2-3 tablespoonfuls of milk
- Freshly ground white pepper
- A couple of handfuls of homemade dried breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven - temp 220c (200c fan)
- Lightly grease an oven proof dish.
- Line the dish with the fish.
- Add the milk and sprinkle a good dash of ground white pepper.
- Beat the egg and mix in the grated cheddar pour this over the fish.
- bake in the centre of a preheated oven for thirty minutes.
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