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Cod Cream Simmer

Cod Cream Simmer

This extravagant dish looks French, tastes like a 3-star restaurant yet is cheap to prepare at home.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Cod cuts
4 cuts
Milk
about 1.5 cups
Garlic
2 cloves
Pepper
a small amount
Salt
(you may not need it)
Butter (or vegetable oil)
2 tablespoons
Plain flour
Just enough to cover the cod

Steps

1. Pepper the cod. (Frozen foods tend to already have a strong salt flavoring, so I don't use additional salt.) Coat with flour.
2. Melt the butter in the frying pan, and add the thinly-chopped garlic. Then add the cod and cook, being careful not to burn it.
3. Pour in the milk, reduce from medium to low heat, and simmer. The flour on the cod will dissolve into the milk, making the sauce creamy.
4. Check the flavor of the sauce (the creamy milk, white sauce) and if you find it to be thin, adjust with salt and pepper.
5. Transfer the cod to a serving plate and top with plenty of sauce. Garnish with minced parsley (or with green onions/scallions).

Story Behind this Recipe

I'm not a fan of the cod smell. But with this cooking method it's not an issue at all.
The milk and garlic omits the raw fishy smell.