Seared cod with chowder sauce

Seared cod with chowder sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 2

This dish is inspired by chowder, a hearty American fish soup, often enriched with pork and potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
531
protein
36g
carbs
27g
fat
30g
saturates
13g
fibre
2g
sugar
8g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • knob of butter
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 50g lardons or 2 smoked streaky bacon rashers, finely sliced
  • 100ml white wine
  • 1 large waxy potato, cut into small chunks
  • 100g clams
  • 100g sweetcorn
  • 50ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 x 150g thick-cut cod fillets from a sustainable source
  • chives, finely chopped

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Method

  1. Melt the butter in a pan. Cook the shallot and lardons or bacon for about 5 mins until softened. Add the wine, potato and 50ml water. Cover, then cook for 10 mins, stirring often, until nearly softened. Tip in the clams, cover, then cook for 5 mins until they have opened – discard any that don’t. Stir through the sweetcorn and cream, and keep warm.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan until smoking. Add the oil, swirl it around, then put the fillets in, skin-side down. Season, then cook for 3-5 mins until the skin is crisp. Carefully turn over, then cook for 2 mins more until just cooked through. Spoon the creamy potato mixture into 2 shallow bowls. Place a cod fillet in each and sprinkle with chives.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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alyce82's picture
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Very easy to make and full of flavour. I would recommend getting more than 100g of clams - we had 300g (including shells) and could have done with a few more. Maybe the 100g of clams in the ingredients meant without the shells!

aimeejoe's picture

Very simple, fast and so delicious, made up to adding clams ahead of time, then just 10 minutes to finish.
Made with buttermilk biscuits as recommended in mag, they didn't rise much but were light and fluffy just the same.

buona_forchetta's picture
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swapped the clams for scallops and worked amazingly

buona_forchetta's picture
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yummy!!!

emma_lewis18's picture
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Had this for supper last night. Was pretty simple to make and I loved the creamy sauce with the fish.

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