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Cod in Cream and Celery Sauce

ingredients

serves 4
4 cod steaks or cutlets
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp (25 g) 1 oz butter
3 sticks of celery, cleaned, trimmed and chopped
3 tbls (25 g) 1 oz flour
1 cup (8 fl oz.) milk
75 ml (5 tbsp) fresh double cream (heavy cream)
1/2 level tsp (2.5 ml) dried thyme
2 oz (50 g) Lancashire cheese, crumbled
2 tomatoes, sliced
fresh parsley to garnish

method

1. Sprinkle the fish with lemon juice and season. Place under the grill or bake in the oven at 200°C (400°F) mark 6 for 20 minutes. Place in a serving dish and keep warm.

2. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the celery until tender. Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute, stirring. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk and fresh cream. Heat and continue to stir, until the sauce thickens.

3. Add seasoning, thyme and 25 g (1 oz) cheese. Pour sauce over fish and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

4. Arrange tomatoes on the dish and place under the grill to brown.

Serve hot garnished with parsley.

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posted by Ann from Droitwich @ 06:30PM, 3/20/09
I hate celery so I substitued mushrooms in this recipe and it was delicious!
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