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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.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Cod loin with saffron : Photo of step #1
Begin by preparing 1 shallot, then chop finely.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Clean 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.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Sprinkle both sides with flour.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Melt 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.

Stage 5
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As 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).

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Transfer the fish to a hot plate and cover with aluminium foil.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Now 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.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Then pour in 2 glasses dry white wine and deglaze the bottom of the pan thoroughly.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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Leave to reduce by 2/3...

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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...then pour in 200 ml liquid cream...

Stage 11 - 10 min.
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...and ½ teaspoon saffron.

Mix everything together and leave on low heat to thicken.

Check seasoning.

Stage 12
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Serve 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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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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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