Cod steaks baked with lemon potatoes and olives

Cod steaks baked with lemon potatoes and olives

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Leiths How to Cook
Serves
4
Photographer
Peter Cassidy

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 garlic clove
100ml olive oil
1 large lemon
4 cod steaks, each about 170 g
600g potatoes
2 onions
1-2 rosemary sprigs
70g pitted green olives
flaked sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
300g aioli, to serve

Method

  1. Bash the unpeeled garlic clove with the flat side of a large knife. Place in a small pan with the olive oil, heat until sizzling, then take off the heat and leave to cool.
  2. Finely grate the lemon zest and squeeze the juice. Place half the lemon zest in a dish with the cod steaks. Add enough of the cooled garlic oil to coat the fish, and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  3. Wash the potatoes and cut into thick slices or wedges. Halve and peel the onions, remove the root and cut each half into 4 or 5 wedges. Put both into a large bowl with the remaining garlic oil and the lemon juice. Finely chop enough rosemary leaves to give you 1 teaspoon, then add to the bowl along with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Stir well, then transfer to a roasting tin or shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30–45 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the tin.
  5. Stir the olives and remaining lemon zest into the potatoes. Place the 4 pieces of cod on top of the potatoes, sprinkle with a little salt and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked; it will have an even colour and firmness. To check, insert a knife into the middle to see if it is opaque.
  6. Lift the cod and potatoes onto 4 plates and drizzle any remaining roasting tin juices around the fish. Spoon a little aioli over the cod. Delicious served with cherry tomato and grilled pepper salad.
Tags:
Leiths School of food and wine
cookery course
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