VI picked up inspiration for this simple recipe from Heston Blumenthal’s Family Food cookbook (almost seems an anachronism – simple and Heston in one sentence…).
It works very well as a rapid family meal, and I thought amid all the sweet baking frenzy I ought to do a healthy normal meal…!
It is a great family meal as my daughter loves fish – as long as we call it chicken, a mild deception that I feel a little guilty for but since she has eaten fish voraciously before she could even speak, if she chooses to label it a chicken I will not argue for now.
If you are lucky enough to have a Le Creuset type dish you can do this all in one pot from start to finish, but I don’t and yet still managed to get a lovely meal at the end of it with a combination of frying pan and baking dish.
|Copyright Working London Mummy 2011.|
Ingredients (for 4):
12 new potatoes
1 to 2 cloves of garlic
Teaspoon of chopped basil
Teaspoon of chopped parsley
half teaspoon mixed herbs
A sprig of parsley
salt and pepper to season
Some chopped chilli (optional and not on a toddler portion!)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Peel, chop and boil the potatoes until they are just starting to get soft.
Preheat oven to 180Deg C
Fry the onions until they start to brown then add the garlic.
Fry the potatoes in the onion and garlic mixture, and add the herbs (apart from the thyme).
Place the cod fillet on top. Season and add a sprig of thyme and some chopped chilli.
Bake in the oven for around 12-15 minutes until the cod is cooked through.
You could add some chopped olives to the potato for extra flavour and colour.
I am adding this to Reluctant Housedad’s Recipe Shed since the theme is Flavours of the Sea