Broiled cod on green onion mash with a soy-butter sauce


by: Naomi

For a dinner that literally takes about 20 minutes to prepare, it was elegant and delicious.


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serves: 4

4 pieces (6-8 oz/175-225 g) of thick, unskinned cod fillet

Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

A little melted butter (for brushing)


2 1/2 lb (1.25 kg) baking or all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1/4 cup (50 g) butter

1 bunch green onions (trimmed and thinly sliced)

A little milk

Salt and freshly ground white pepper


2 1/2 cups (600 ml) Chicken Stock

2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

6 tablespoons (75 g) unsalted butter

1 tomato (skinned, seeded, and diced)

1 teaspoon heaped chopped cilantro

Nutrition Facts
Broiled cod on green onion mash with a soy-butter sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 570

  • Total Fat: 27.7 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 16.7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 95.2 mg
  • Sodium: 976.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 64.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  •     Sugars: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

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1.  Put the fish, skin-side down, in a shallow dish and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt. Set aside for 30 minutes.

2.  Rinse the salt off the fish and dry well on paper towels. Brush each piece with melted butter and put them skin-side up on a greased baking pan or the rack of the broiler pan. Sprinkle the skin with a few sea salt flakes and some coarsely crushed black pepper.

3.  For the green onion mash, cook the potatoes in boiling unsalted water for 20 minutes until tender.

4.  Meanwhile, for the sauce, put the chicken stock and soy sauce into another pan and boil it rapidly until it has reduced by half.

5.  Preheat the broiler. Broil the cod, about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat, for 8 minutes on one side only.

6.  Just before the fish is ready, add the butter to the sauce and whisk it in. Remove from the heat and add the tomato and chopped cilantro.

7.  Drain the potatoes and, when the steam has died down, return them to the pan. Mash until smooth. Heat the butter in another pan, add the green onions, and turn them over in the butter for a few seconds. Beat them into the potato with a little milk and some salt and ground white pepper to taste.

8.  To serve, spoon the green onion mash into the center of four warmed plates. Rest the pieces of cod on top and spoon the sauce around the outside of the plate.

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