Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cod stuffed with smoked salmon...



This fish dish is really delicious!  Hot smoked salmon can be a real treat and the combination of both fish really goes well together. The salmon in the middle is protected, as lightly cooked is the way to go!

I cut the fish into portions and then cut a pocket into the middle of the fillet.  Then, I push the thick salmon fillet (also cut to size) into the middle - if you have fine slices of smoked salmon, you can roll them up (one or more!) and put it in.  If  you choose another fish or if the fillet is thin, you could fold the fish over and put in a tooth pick to hold it together.

Cooking time will depend on how thick it is, but take into account the fact that the smoke salmon needs to be 'just' cooked.  As soon as the cod has changed colour (from opaque to white), cook for a few more minutes, then get it out and let to rest for a minute or so with an aluminium/tinfoil cover on it.

This sized portion of fish, took 11 minutes at 180°c / 350° f,  for four portions with a 2 minute resting time.  I made a very light creamed parsley sauce (no flour, just reduced to thicken slightly), steamed rice with lemon zest and steamed broccoli.


40 comments:

  1. What an original dish! I like it

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    1. Hello Marina,
      Thank you, happy you like it. It is very quick to prepare. Have a good weekend!
      Ivan

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  2. Linda Stoddard14 March 2013 20:29

    Ivan,

    Such a creative combination. I enjoy both separately, but no doubt will like them even more so together. You have the best ideas! xoLinda

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    1. Hello Linda,
      Thank you, good to hear from you the other day - will drop you a line this week. Pleased you like it.
      Ivan x

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  3. Your partner hit the jackpot with you! I can only imagine how much he must love coming home for dinner to see what you have created.

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    1. Hello Chania,
      I tell him every day (LOL!) - he does ask for 'just a pizza like normal people!!' at times. I know you don't like fish, but this is a really tasty dish with the smokiness and is quick to do. Hope you grandchild arrives very soon - so you don't have to wait too long!!
      Ivan

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  4. It looks lovely, thanks for the idea !!

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    1. Hello Jean,
      Thank you, pleased you like it, you can mix the fish easily - salmon with smoked salmon, haddock with smoked haddock are good also. Have a good weekend!
      Ivan

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  5. Looks really nice and fresh with clean flavours. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Jill,
      Thank you, I also like the way it looks, it is a nice mix of different flavours. Hope you have a good weekend.
      Ivan

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  6. Oh I do adore cod! But stuffed with salmon? Amazing! Fabulous! I will have to try this. You never cease to amaze me Ivan!

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you, pleased you like it and it is quick to do but looks a bit different. Sharp knife and go slowly! I really like cod also! Have a good weekend.
      Ivan

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  7. Home run! This sounds delicious!

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    1. Hello Terry,
      Thank you, I hope you try this one as it really tasty! Have a good weekend, hope your snow is melting!
      Ivan

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  8. You know, I've never tried smoked salmon although I use other smoked fish often. This one is going on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    1. Hello Paula,
      Thank you, I hope you get to try this as if you like other smoked fish, smoke salmon is a real treat! You could do this with other fish/smoked fish also. Have a good weekend!
      Ivan

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  9. It seems a very healthy dish. Happy weekend! :)

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, thinking about it, it is healthy but it luckily doesn't taste like it! Have a good weekend!
      Ivan
      :D

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  10. I can really see this working....both fish complimenting one another, the cod being a milder tasting fish along with the richness of the salmon and smoked flavour too.
    10/10 for presentation, Ivan!!
    A good weekend to you three!!

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    1. Hello Jim,
      Thank you, and yes - the balance and the mix is just right in my opinion and makes for a real treat. Hope you have a happy weekend planned!
      Ivan

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  11. Mmmmmm ~~~ this is my kind of feed ~~~ fish within fish!

    Sophie said she'd even try it ~~~ try it? ~~~ she'd devour it before you could pronounce it!

    Ron

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    1. Hello Sophie and Ron,
      Thank you, Sophie if you came for dinner, you would have a special table for two with Aston with a sharing platter!
      Have a fun weekend!
      Ivan

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  12. ohhhh i know for sure that I would like a bite of this!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Hello Tweedles,
      Thank you, happy you like this! Aston sends you puggy smiles and said he would have let you share his taste of it!!
      Have a good weekend.
      Ivan

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  13. It's barely past 7:30am and now I'm drooling for fish!

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    1. Morning Sara,
      How was the sushi? Pleased you like this, I hope you give it a go! Wishing you a wonderful 'St.Patrick's day and wedding anniversary' weekend...
      Ivan

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  14. Wow! Can't wait to make this. Can you give me some pointers on how to do the parsely sauce? It sounds perfect with this fish.

    Ed M

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    1. Hello Ed,
      Thanks, pleased you like this.
      The sauce was just about a cup of cream for two (I prefer heavy but light works ok) that I reduce over a low heat for about 7 - 10 minutes with a tablespoon of finely chopped parsley and a teaspoon of finely chopped chives (just dill would be nice also) - salt and white pepper to taste. Just at the end I whisk in a tablespoon (or two!) of butter and off the heat squeeze about 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (or more to taste). It should be not too thick - if it was reduced too much, whisk in a tiny bit of milk to correct it.
      Happy cooking!
      Ivan

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  15. Ivan it looks so tasty. And I'm very glad the commenter above asked about the sauce as I was about to. When I make parsley sauce i make a bechamel then add parsley, and it always tastes a bit floury and not that great. I see where I was going wrong - next time I will follow your recipe! I like the addition of chives too.

    Gillian x

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    1. Hello Gillian,
      Thank you, and happy you like the sauce above. It is thinner than a usual white sauce but delicious and really goes well with the fish and although rich, does go further. Adding two egg yolks off the heat at the end would thicken it more if you where unsure!
      Ivan

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  16. Now Ivan, I know this must be really good but when I am in England, I like my cod battered and with chips to the side!! And I am such a kid, I like to have it with orange squash (the drink)!!

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    1. Hello Kay,
      If only we could eat fish and chips every day! I love fish and chips (with tartar sauce!) I haven't had squash in years - used to live on it as a child!!
      Ivan

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  17. I haven't had fish in a while, and this looks real good. Always love fresh fish that hasn't been frozen, the best. Nice blog Ivan, hows the weather there, cold?

    ~Randall

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    1. Hello Randall,
      Thanks for following, I agree with the fresh fish - we are really spoilt here and have a wide choice of fresh fish. Yes, it is a bit cold here, snow last week but warming up since!! Visited your blog and think your sea paintings are really good.
      Ivan

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  18. Wow, this looks amazing! I can't wait to try this! I love fish, I could eat it for dinner every evening! Thanks for the inspiration and idea! I only wish my husband liked salmon . . . maybe I can use Arctic Char, he seemed OK with that!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Hello Mary,
      Thank you, happy you liked this, I also could eat fish everyday day! You can change the fish easily to what suits. Have a great week also.
      Ivan

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  19. Hi, Ivan - Hope you had a wonderful weekend. This is so clever! Looks and sounds delicious!! I would never have paired the two fish together. Thank you for sharing another fabulous one!
    Loi

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    1. Hello Loi,
      Thank you, I really enjoyed making this and the mix was really good! We had a 'gardening' weekend in the wet, which was actually fun, thanks for asking!
      Ivan

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  20. Oh that looks delicious Ivan...I want to eat it now!

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    1. Hello Peter,
      Thanks, happy you liked it... Hope your renovations are going to timescale? Have you chosen the kitchen yet?
      Ivan

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