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Devonshire Cod With Mushrooms    HT  MC  British    40mins

Serve 4    Hot   Fish Vegetables  Alcohol  Main course  Eggless  England  English  Europe



450g/1lb. Cod fillet

Salt and pepper

1 Tomato, skinned and sliced

50g/2oz Mushrooms, chopped

A small bottle of Cider

50g/2oz Butter

25g/1 oz. Flour

Creamed Potatoes

50g/2oz Cheddar Cheese, grated

Sliced Tomato and Freshly chopped Parsley to garnish




1. Preheat oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5.


2. Cut the cod into small pieces and put it into an ovenproof dish, with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, the tomato and the mushrooms. Almost cover the fish with cider and dot the top with half the butter.


3. Cover with a piece of greaseproof paper and bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes. Strain off the liquor and use it to make a sauce as follows.


4. Melt the remaining butter in a pan and add the flour. Cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes then add the strained liquor little by little stirring all the time. Bring to the boil and season to taste. Pour over the fish.


5. Pipe creamed potatoes around the edge of the dish and sprinkle the fish with grated cheese. Garnish with slices of tomato and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes to brown. Decorate with parsley before serving.


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