Monday, May 3, 2010

Cod Mornay

I know I am always bemoaning the fact that we can’t get any decent fresh fish here in Oklahoma, and that’s still true. But since I started going to Sam’s Club (a discount warehouse store), in Joplin, Missouri, I have at least been able to find some pretty good frozen fish. I do like to have meat free meals, be it something fishy, eggy or veggie, once or twice a week. This is one of my fishy dishes.

Even if you’re not a huge lover of fish, I guarantee you’ll like this one. I served this with some baby red potatoes for soaking up all that yummy sauce, and some roasted asparagus, which after cooking, I sprinkled with a little lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.

Cod Mornay


3 – 4 cod fillets, or other white fish such as sea bass or halibut
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup sharp cheddar, shredded
Chopped parsley for garnish

For the Sauce you will need:

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
¼ cup sharp cheddar, shredded

  • Make sauce. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Remove pan from heat and gradually stir in flour to make a smooth paste.
  • Return pan to heat and gradually add milk, stirring continuously until sauce thickens.
    Remove pan from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Set aside.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over a medium heat, add fish to pan, sprinkle with a little lemon juice, and cook for 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets. Turn fish over half way through cooking.
  • While fish cooks, gently re-heat sauce.
  • Grease a baking dish with a little butter. Transfer fish to dish, pour over the sauce, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  • Top with chopped parsley and serve.


Pam said...

Everything is better with extra sharp cheddar. This fish dish looks fantastic Jan!

Lynda said...

I've never had this before, but it's got to be delicious with all that cheese sauce! I need to try Sam's club. I'm sure I could get better quality fish there, than in my town.
BTW Jan, thanks for submitting a post for Family Recipes. Hope you've seen it!

Sophie said...

I so love easy yet so tasty & flavourful dishes as this one, dear Jan!

The fish dish looks so tempting & lovely!!!!!

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