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Pan Fried Cod in Creamy Lemon Sauce

26 Feb

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I figured God invented Lent so we could enjoy meatless meals more.

This is FABULOUS and doesn’t take a lot of time.

3/4 cup all purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tablespoon for the sauce

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

Two pounds of boneless, skinless cod cut into 5 to 6 inch fillets

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

The juice of one big lemon at least 3 tablespoons

One big thin sliced lemon

The zest of a big lemon

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sugar

4 Tablespoons capers

Mix the flour, salt and pepper together in a plastic bag.

Shake till they are all coated with the flour .

Heat a large skillet with the buttter

Shake off the excess flour and place in the pan on medium high heat till the fish is nice and brown.

Turn over and brown the other side.

Place on a plate and cook the remaining fish.

Use the same pan

Pour the chicken broth and lemon juice into the pan

Add the lemon slices

Bring everything to a boil till it is reduced to half.

Remove the lemon slices

Add the one cup of cream, lemon zest and heat on medium for 5 minutes

Add the garlic powder, sugar , the remaining cream and 1 1/2 tablespoon of the seasoned flour

Bring this to a boil

This should thicken in a couple of minutes. Just keep an eye on it because it can boil over. What a mess.

It is going to be a loose creamy sauce

Add the cooked fish, lemon slices and make sure it is all coated with the sauce

Add the capers with the brine

It may need more salt so this is the time to adjust your seasoning.

Serve with rice, noodles, potatoes or quinoa.

I served it with a big bowl of steamed sugar snap peas, pilaf and a huge salad.

I thought my son was mad at me because he didn’t talk for ten minutes,  he only moaned.

This is his new favorite.

 

 

 

 

Coconut cod fish sandwich

29 Oct

Coconut Cod Fish Sandwich

Go to the fish store and buy two coconut cod fillets.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

I like mine really crispy so sometimes it cooks longer.

4 croissants

Handful of arugula

2  chopped scallions

One slice of Hoffman cheddar cheese for every sandwich

siracha mayo, regular mayonaise  or tartar sauce

ketchup

Pickles on the side.

Bake the fish and cut each fillet in half.

Slice the bread

Spread half with tartar sauce and the other half with ketchup

Place the fillet on the bread

Put the cheese on the fish

Top with arugula, scallions and the other half of the bread.

Sometimes I add cole slaw, avacado and hot sauce on the sandwich.

Who needs a fillet of fish from McDonalds?