This week, I’ve had another lovely delivery of fish from Fish is the Dish, as I am one of their Fish Fanatics. The fish I had this week was some beautiful cod from Regal Fish. The fish came delivered straight to my door at the convenient time of 7:30pm, meaning I knew I would be in to accept a delivery.
The cod arrived looking incredibly fresh, packed in ice and I was keen to get cooking straight away.
The cod from Regal Fish was boneless and came with the skin on. All that needed doing was cleaning away the scales. The box I was sent was the cod loin box.
So, what to make with it? I wanted to cook something quick and tasty, that really showed off the fresh fish. This crumbed fish is always a winner in my house. Everyone loves it and it is so simple to make. I cheat and buy these breadcrumbs from Waitrose, but you could easily make your own with some dried breadcrumbs and fresh chopped coriander and chilli. I have to say, I am very sceptical about ‘cheat’ ingredients in the kitchen, but this is one that I am comfortable using – sometimes you just need a helping hand to get a decent meal on the table, and I’m not going to beat myself up over that.
Here’s how I made this.
Chilli and coriander crumbed cod
1 fillet of cod per person
1 large free range egg
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon oil
I cracked the egg out onto a plate and gently whisked the egg together with a fork
I took a second plate and place the breadcrumbs on it
I put the oil into a large non-stick frying pan and started to heat the pan
I coated each fillet of cod in egg, followed by breadcrumbs and placed them into the pan. I cooked them on a medium heat for around 15 minutes until cooked through. These fillets were very large and thick so did take a while to cook. I also used a reasonable gentle heat so as not to burn the breadcrumbs as I wasn’t using much oil to keep this healthier.
I served it with lightly sautéed new potatoes and tomatoes. Some green veg would have been welcome too. I was left with clean plates all round.
Thanks to Fish is the Dish and Regal Fish for sending me this truly excellent fish to cook with.
If you live in Belfast, do check out this amazing free cooking event that Fish is the Dish is organising very soon – I would be there in a flash if I lived closer!