Sticky cod with celeriac & parsley mash

Sticky cod with celeriac & parsley mash

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Lightly flour and fry a chunky white fish fillet to serve with an alternative mash and sweet garlic sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal259
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 x 120g/4½oz pieces cod



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • little plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the mash

  • 1 large head celeriac, peeled and cubed (about 500g/1lb 2oz)



    The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • big handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. To make the mash, boil the celeriac in salted water for 10 mins until soft. Drain, put back in the pan and steam-dry for a few mins. Mash with the butter and seasoning, then stir in most of the parsley. Keep warm while you cook the fish.

  2. Heat half the oil in a frying pan. Dust the fish in flour, season on both sides, and fry for about 4 mins on each side. Remove to a plate. Add the remaining oil to the pan and cook the garlic and chilli for 2 mins until golden. Add the vinegar, sugar and a little salt, then bubble for 1-2 mins. Return the fish to the pan to warm through.

  3. Serve the fish on the mash, with the pan sauce poured over. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve with lemon.

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Comments (12)

catie74's picture

I use haddock as prefer it to cod but this is also good with any white fish. Monkfish makes a nice change though not that budget friendly

jaki85n's picture

Really simple and easy to make and the sauce is delicious. Will definitely be making again.

cd85's picture

This is extremely tasty. The sauce is enough to coat the fish perfectly with a small drizzle when plating. I think this was fine, but I may double up the sauce next time, to further flavour the delicious celeriac. Definitely cooking again soon.

rossann's picture

Really good - used some of the water from the celeriac to add to the sauce

Whitney.'s picture

This is absolutely amazing. The mixture of flavours is awesome. I used fresh red & green birds eye chillies and doubled the amount of sauce by adding soy sauce and some butter plus extra vinegar and sugar. My two girls loved it too which is a big plus for me.

sarahkdouglas's picture

Really yummy. The celeriac makes a really nice change from potato - it's much lighter and goes really well with the the other flavours. We double the sauce.

derylanne's picture

Magnificiently yummy was my husband's verdict, and he is not normally a fish lover. Very quick and easy to make

moirashaw1's picture

Really enjoyed this. Burnt the mistake, so just put oil, vinegar , sugar and chilli flakes in small pan and brought to boil, then poured over the needed the sauce! Celeriac mash really good, I had some baby spinach in fridge, so just mixed that into mash instead of parsley. Will definitely do again!

janegoodfood's picture

Very good

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was okay but could have been so much better. I didn't even get a spoonful of juice and the garlic burnt at the edges. I think the vinegar evaporated too, so all in all this one was a fail for me.

clairerussell's picture

This was a nice change for a mid week meal. I also served with a portion of peas to bulk up the veg content which went well. The celeriac was a really nice change. My only criticism is that there wasn't a huge amount of juice to pour over afterwards, although what there was was tasty.

kandi1's picture

A tasty mid-week meal and very easy to make. The celeriac was the only veg we had with it so I used roughly twice as much as the recipe says to feed my hungry crowd.

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