Cod with an orange & dill crumb and hasselback potato 2016

Cod with an orange & dill crumb and hasselback potato

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 1

This is a dish that's big on flavour as well as texture with a crunchy topping to succulent white fish and crisp potato to go with it, a healthy dinner for one

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre7g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1 cod fillet (about 180g)



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

  • 1 slice bread (preferably seeded)
  • zest ½ orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • ½ small pack dill, roughly chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • drizzle olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche, to serve
  • steamed vegetables, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Sit the potato on a large spoon and cut slits across it every 0.5cm (the edges of the spoon will stop the knife cutting all the way through the potato). Microwave for 10-12 mins until starting to soften (alternatively, bake in the oven for 1 hr 10 mins).

  2. Meanwhile, prepare the topping for the fish. Blitz the bread in a food processor into breadcrumbs (or grate it). Combine the breadcrumbs with the orange zest, dill, garlic and seasoning. Season the cod, put it on a baking tray and top with the crumb.

  3. Put the potato on the same tray, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt flakes. Bake for 12-15 mins until the fish is cooked and the potato is tender but crispy. Serve with cr ème fraîche and steamed vegetables, if you like.

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14th Dec, 2017
Nice meal but the details on what to do with the hasselback potato is a bit sketchy for someone that hasn't done them before (like me). It came out alright but could have spoiled our meal. Loved the fish with bags of flavour and served it just romanseco and the creme fraiche but might go with Mrs Lemons suggestion of a lemon based sauce next time. We scored it 8/10
26th Jan, 2017
Perfection! Love, love, love! Certainly fancy enough for a dinner party. We will be making this again very soon. We chose to serve it with a Swedish lemony sauce for fish, boiled green beans and oven-grilled halved tomatoes. All in all: Yum!
Frantic Flapjack
8th Nov, 2016
This was a really lovely recipe. The cod topping was perfect - you can taste the orange but it is not overpowering. I doubled the recipe to serve two people.
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