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Cod loin with saffron

Cod loin with saffron

A thick, deboned loin of fish (cod in this case), pan-fried and served with a reduced white-wine and cream sauce, flavoured with shallot and saffron.

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Last modified on: December 17th 2014

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
16 min.31 min.47 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten as soon as it is ready.
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Step by step recipe

1 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #1Begin by preparing 1 shallot, then chop finely.

Set aside.
5 min.
2 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #2Clean and trim the fish. I recommend using thick cuts of white fish for this; loin of cod is ideal.

Pepper and salt on both sides.
4 min.
3 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #3Sprinkle both sides with flour. 2 min.
4 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #4Melt 30 g butter in 3 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Lower in the fish portions and fry until browned on both sides.
10 min.
5 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #5As always when cooking fish, remember the thermometer is your friend: the fish will be cooked when the centre of the thickest part reaches 140°F (60°C).
6 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #6Transfer the fish to a hot plate and cover with aluminium foil. 3 min.
7 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #7Now make the sauce: using the same frying pan, without cleaning it, add the chopped shallot.

If the pan is too dry, add another tablespoonful of olive oil.

Salt and pepper, then cook for 1 minute without colouring.
1 min.
8 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #8Then pour in 2 glasses dry white wine and deglaze the bottom of the pan thoroughly. 1 min.
9 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #9Leave to reduce by 2/3... 10 min.
10 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #10...then pour in 200 ml liquid cream... 1 min.
11 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #11...and ½ teaspoon saffron.

Mix everything together and leave on low heat to thicken.

Check seasoning.
10 min.
12 Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #12Serve immediately, with the sauce poured over each fish portion.

To accompany, you can serve rice and peas or thaï rice with small vegetables, for example.

Remarks

Do adapt the quantity of saffron to suit your own taste.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1831113 gr51 gr131 gr
92 %43 %5 %20 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
15910 gr4 gr11 gr
8 %4 %<1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
45728 gr12 gr32 gr
23 %11 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 41.18 €
Per person : 10.30 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A really dry and fruity white wine, like a Reuilly, or simply the one you have used for the sauce.
Source: Home made.
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