Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Recipe: Fish a la Diane

Nigel bought some cabillaud at the supermarket last week, about 750 g (1 1/2 lbs). I wanted a dish that I could make very quickly, with minimum of effort and I came up with the following. I am sure any firm white fish would be perfect for this recipe.

Cabillaud =  Cabillaud and Morue are both forms of cod. Theoretically, 'cabillaud' is used for a mature fish and 'morue' is used for an immature fish, the latter quite often for salting. This is called bacalao (or similar) in Spain and adjacent countries.

Fish a la Diane!

750 gr (26 ozs) cabillaud
About 50 g (2 ozs) butter
2 to 3 cloves of garlic
1 tin of sliced mushrooms ( fresh would probably be better!)
2 chopped onions
2 tablespoons of flour
White wine if the stock needs augmenting!
Frozen peas
Salt and pepper to taste

Put the fish in a saucepan and just cover with water.  Bring to the boil, then turn off heat, put on the lid and allow to stand for 10 minutes.   Drain the fish, keeping the stock, then flake the fish into a casserole dish ( fairly big chunks) making sure there are no bones or skin!

Sauté the onions and the garlic in the butter (also adding the mushrooms, if using fresh towards the end).  Remove from the heat and add the flour and stir in well.  Put back on the heat and, stirring all the time, add the stock until you have a medium thick sauce.  Add mushrooms if tinned and also a handful (or so) of peas and season to taste.  Pour over the fish and cook at 180C for about 15 to 20 minutes.

I also grated some parmigiana over the top; it obviously added a cheesy flavour, but I am not sure this was necessary!

We both thought that this was delicious and I will certainly cook white fish like this again.


Chopped onions and garlic at the back
Cooked flaked fish
Ready to go into the oven.  I am sure I took a photo when it came out of the oven as well, but it seems to have gone AWOL!!
Enjoy.




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64 comments:

  1. Looks healthy and delicious.

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    1. diane this was really good and yes I would guess fairly healthy. We enjoyed it whatever. Take care Diane

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  2. That's looks like a good recipe, plus I now know the name for cod, plus it's nice to know someone else uses tinned mushrooms!

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    1. Vera I always have tinned as a standby nowadays. It was not a problem in the UK, I had a 2 minute walk to the supermarket. Now I have to unlock the barn, get the car out. Lock the barn or the doors will blow away they are not very good, drive 6km x 2, come home and unlock the barn, put the car away and then lock up again. A tin is so much easier when in quick cooking mode! Have a good day, Diane

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  3. I think maybe you ate that scrumptious dish and forgot to take a photo beforehand..........

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    1. Leon and Sue, I have in fact since found the picture, but it does not look a lot different to the one going into the oven other than being a little browner so it can stay AWOL :-) Have a great week Diane

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  4. my husband would love this! thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Jaz it was rally tasty and so, so easy. enjoy. Keep well Diane

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  5. Mmmm, always looking for a new way to cook good old cod... one of our favourite types of fish. This looks lovely Diane - will give it a try. Many thanks.

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    1. Craig it is a great dish when you are in a bit of a rush as I was, and the result was fantastic. You can always add any thing extra to your taste. Enjoy, Diane

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  6. That sounds quite tasty and easy to do. I think I would add parsley if I were doing it, and definitely a splash of wine! :)

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    1. Sarah I generally add parsley to most of my dishes but this was made with what I had available. My parsley has still not recovered enough this year to man handle it yet! I agree though it would be a great additive. I also had enough stock, but I still wasted some of it to add to wine :-) Have a good week Diane

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  7. I don't eat fish, but my husband and daughter love it! Quite an original way of cooking cod. My brother always says that I'm not so intelligent because I don't eat fish! Lack of phosporous he thinks.

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    1. Ha ha Francesca, maybe he his jealous as he is not as intelligent as you are :-) If you don't eat fish though....... Enjoy your week. EDiane

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  8. Hi Diane .. the last photo probably went awol - the same way as the food itself ... that looks delicious --- and as you say easy to do ...

    I love fish .. and am definitely going to be eating more of it this summer .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary we both could eat fish every single day, we both love it. Simple recipes like this one are a joy to make. Have a great week Diane

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  9. It looks and sounds like a tasty recipe Diane!

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    1. Pam we eldom have dish as a casserole other than may be a fish pie so this was a great change for us. Take care Diane

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  10. Ah, more fish recipes! How lovely.

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    1. rosaria we really enjoyed this one as it is quite different to our normal way of eating fish. Keep well Diane

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  11. NOTHING LIKE THIS RECIPES THAT COME OUT OF OUR OWN INSPIRATION, IT LOOKS GREAT DIANE, AND I'M SURE I WILL INCLUDE THE PARMIGIANO, I LOVE CHEESE ON FISH. TAKE CARE

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    1. Pamela I hope that you enjoy it, and yes we also love cheese with fish.. Have a great week Diane

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  12. This looks wonderful! I'm cooking white fish tonight, and I'm thinking I can adapt this to what I have in hand (including the tinned mushrooms). I just hope I have cheese!

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    1. Marjie this was so easy to cook and for a big family it would make the fish go much further. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. Keep well Diane

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  13. I see ingredients that we love...onion and garlic and mushrooms! And I wouldn't even need to change the name of the dish! I could 'claim' it, too! Thanks for the recipe! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Lavender Dreamer ha ha yes you can claim this dish as well. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did. Have a good week. Diane

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    2. I came back to see what you said! We 'Dianes' have to stick together! haha!

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  14. How is it that the dishes you make always look so good as well as being clearly delicious!
    And how good is it to have a husband who can shop!

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    1. Fly, N is getting pretty good at cleaning, shopping, cooking and digging. I love it on Friday when I trot off to my French class and come home to find the house has been cleaned on my return :-) This is such an easy dish it will certainly become a favourite here. Take care the two of you. Diane

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    1. Dawn, though I say it myself we also thought it was pretty wonderful. Anything that tastes good and is so quick and easy is a big plus in my book. Have a good day. Diane

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  16. Oooh I do like the sound of this, sure I have some white fish in the freezer that I could try it with. I am not a fan of cooking and like quick and easy - thanks for sharing. xx

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    1. Karen I used to love spending hours in the kitchen but nowadays I just want quick and easy dishes. Too much else to do in life I have discovered and who knows how long to do it all! Signs of getting older me thinks! This was a terrific dish and it could not have been easier. Hope you enjoy. Diane

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  17. This looks seriously delicious. And the best thing is that it is easy to make. I can imagine you polished your plates.
    Have a good rest of the week.

    Red

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    1. Boye By Red this was so easy and if you like fish ......... We certainly enjoyed it. Have a good weekend Diane

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  18. What a great way to put a different spin on cooking white fish. This sounds wonderful, Diane. I hope your day is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Mary it was just so easy and tasty that we will definitely be having this again. The great part is you can change ingredients to suit as well. Have a wonderful weekend. Diane

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  19. AHA!
    I know of a butterfly by the name of Diane that you will soon see on my blog!
    But your recipe seems quite yummy to whom love fish like me!
    Great and simple the way to go, ho... the way to eat!! ;-)
    Cheers Diane!

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    1. Noushka, looking forward to the butterfly :-) This was the perfect dish when you have little time and it was very tummy. Have a fantastic weekend. Diane

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  20. Diane, this looks wonderful, I can't have enough good fish recipes!

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    1. The Café Sucré Farine I have to agree with you there, we could eat fish day in and day out we love it. When they are quick and easy it always helps :-) Hope your weekend is a good one. Diane

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    1. Thanks Sonia, give it a try it was pretty good :-) Take care Diane

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  22. That looks like a very quick and tasty alternative to our midweek fish pie.....thanks for the tip.
    I guess any meaty white fish would do and we still have half a bag of ready-grated emmental that would do for the topping.....I'll just go and get my pinny on !!

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    1. Jean I love fish pie and make it quite often, but this was so quick and easy it may take first place on the fish list! I am sure any fish would do, not necessarily white, although that was what I used. A bit of trial and error could produce all sorts of things :) Enjoy and have a good Sunday. Diane

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    1. Joan I wish you could pop in for a meal..... have a good Sunday, Diane

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  24. A good and simple fish dish. I do love cod and try to think different ways to use it. This is a good one... love the fish broth addition.

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    1. Deanna I was very happy with the result of this dish and it would be easy to play around with other additions and flavours! Take care Diane

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  25. I bet it's delicious! :-)

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  26. i am sure this dish is just as good without cheese.it sounds good to me. So where is that photo? haha..

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    1. Lena with or without cheese I am sure it would be good, As for the photo...... who knows. Have a good day Diane

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  27. Dear Diane, This fish dinner sounds delightful.I am sure it looked delicious when it came out of the oven.
    I hope that all is well. Blessings dear, Catherine xo

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    1. Cathereine it is good to hear from you. I hope that life is pretty much back to normal again for you. Take care Diane

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  28. It looks like a tasty, filling dish. xx

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    1. Joyful, It was yummy and very easy which was the best past. Have a good day. Diane

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  29. A very nice company, heck, nice food and sweets, a beautiful meeting!
    The picture of you wonderful! I loved the Sweetness
    I wish you the best!
    Many greetings and kisses Diana!

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    1. Thanks Magda I hope that all is well with you. Have a great day Diane x

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  30. What an easy and delightful way to prepare the fish in the oven. Peas and mushrooms always make anything more tasty. I'm relieved to know I'm not the only one whose photos go AWOL :)
    Sam

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    1. Sam it does not often happen to me but it does on occasions. I actually deleted one I wanted today from the camera so that was really the end of it. I just have to get mildly distracted............... Diane

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  31. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love fish and I might try this by using other kind of fish since I don't think that we have that kind of fish here.

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    1. Rose, I am quite sure any fish would work as well. Diane

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