Fisherman's Hot Pot


serves 4
1 lb (450 g) cod fillet
3/8 cup (40 g) plain flour, sieved
1 1/2 lb (700 g) potatoes, peeled
15 - 30 ml (1 - 2 tbsp) lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 medium onion, skinned and thinly sliced
8 oz (225 g) mushrooms, wiped and sliced
1 tbls (15 g) 1/2 oz butter
2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt milk
4 oz (100 g) English Cheddar cheese, grated


1. Skin the cod, cut into 2-cm (|-inch) squares and toss in 25 g (1 oz) flour.

2. Boil the potatoes until tender, but not soft, then slice them thinly. Arrange one-third on the bottom of a buttered ovenproof casserole. Cover with half the cod, sprinkle with lemon juice, season well.

3. Combine the onion and mushrooms and arrange half the mixture over the fish. Cover with the remaining cod, lemon juice. one-third of the potatoes and the remaining onions and mushrooms.

4. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the remaining 15 g (1/2 oz) flour and cook gently for 1 minute, stirring. Remove pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to the boil and continue to cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, then add half the cheese and seasoning to taste.

5. Pour the sauce over the ingredients in the casserole, put the remaining potato slices on top, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

6. Bake in the oven, uncovered, at 200°C (400°F) mark 6 for about 40 minutes, until golden.

What did you think?

27 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

posted by Judy @ 09:09PM, 11/15/09
This is a great receipt, cooked it many times always a success.

Succulent and tasty
posted by Davidos @ 05:16PM, 3/14/11
I've had some cod frozen for a while now and finally used it up for this recipe. worked well without mushrooms. I added extra white/cheese sauce and extra cheese on top. I also added a chopped up bacon rasher into the fish mix. tasted amazing. served it with dressed baby spinach. a very satisfying evening meal after work. thanks.
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