Yippee, friends came to visit last weekend so I had an excuse to cook. the only problem was we went to the pub, so the starters and pudding are still sat in the fridge!!
Anyway, this is a great meal, which I now know is especially good at soaking up alcohol. Good comfort food, but very tasty, the cider really comes through.
this is for 4 people
2 cod filltes (300g) 100ml milk 150g leeks 30g butter 275ml cider 15g flour 2 tbsp double cream 90g plain flour 35g breadcrumbs any nuts to have hanging around (not salted) 45g cold butter 30g mature cheddar 10g Parmesan,
Heat the oven to 180oC heat the 30g of butter in a large pan slice the leeks and add to the butter, cook for 5 mins add a couple of tablespoons of cider put lid on the pan and cook on a medium heat for another 5 mins In a separate pan heat the 100ml of milk, add the fish the fish needs to be almost covered by the milk. turn the heat down low, put the lid on and simmer gently for around 4 mins, until the fish is cooked remove the fish and break into bite size chunks, place into a casserole dish (to finish cooking and serve in) with the milk in the pan, now add the flour and stir until thickened add the remainder of the cider, not allowing the sauce to become too thin add the cream, this will make the sauce slightly thicker chop the remaining butter into chunks, grate the cheese place into a mixer add a good handful of nuts whizz until turns into a crumble mix place the sauce over the fish, place the crumble mix on top grate some parmesan on top Cook in the over for 30 minutes, until brown and bubbling.
Yummy, and if lucky there will be enough left over for lunch the next day.