Pesto Crusted Cod
with Mashed Potato, Roasted Carrots and Butter Sauce
This delicious Pesto Crusted Cod has been expertly designed by our chefs as a lighter option to help with a balanced lifestyle.
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Vegetable Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Olive Oil for the Crumb
Water for the Sauce
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Put a large saucepan of water with 1/2 tsp salt on to boil for the potatoes. Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (peel first if you prefer). Trim the carrot, then halve lengthways (no need to peel). Chop into roughly 1cm wide, 5cm long batons. Halve, peel and thinly slice the shallot. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Put the carrots on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper then toss to coat. Roast on the top shelf of your oven until tender, 20-25 mins. When boiling, add the potatoes to the water and cook until you can easily slip a knife through, 15-20 mins.
Meanwhile, pop the breadcrumbs, pesto and olive oil for the crumb (see ingredients for amount) into a small bowl and mix together.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and drizzle with oil. Pat the cod dry with kitchen paper and lay on the tray. Spoon the pesto crumb evenly over the fish, pressing it down with the back of the spoon. Bake on the middle shelf of your oven until cooked through, 12-15 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw fish. The fish is cooked when opaque in the middle.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium frying pan on medium heat. Add the shallot and stir-fry until softened, 3-4 mins. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 min. Add the cider vinegar and allow it to evaporate, 1-2 mins. Pour in the water for the sauce (see ingredients for amount) and vegetable stock paste, then bring to the boil and simmer until reduced by half, 2-3 mins. Vigorously stir in the butter until melted, then take off the heat.
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pan, off the heat. Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk (if you have any) and mash until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the cod with the mash and roasted carrots alongside, then spoon over the sauce. Enjoy!