Sunday, March 27, 2011

Smoked Cod. Old Fashioned Favorite!

Haven't cooked smoked cod in a while but saw it while in market and cooked some up.  It was delicious.  I heated some skim milk to a simmer then turned it to very low, placed the fish into the pan and let it sit and cook in the heated milk.  Meanwhile I boiled some Red Pontiac Potatoes then mashed them with warm milk, sea salt, white pepper and a pat of butter. I made a pepper lemon bechamel sauce.

Make a roux by heating 1 tbsp butter over medium heat until melted then add 1 tbsp flour and combine well to form a paste. Add 1 cup of warm milk and keep stirring to combine well until sauce tickens.  Slowly add juice of 1/2 lemon and keep mixing well to prevent curdling.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Heated some frozen baby peas - don't over cook as they only need to be warmed.  Serve on a warmed plate with a little cracked black pepper to finish.  Comfort food.
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