Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This easy-to-prepare recipe from the *Dinner Party* cookbook of the Australian Women's Weekly cookbook series is part of a menu titled *Slimmers Delight* & turns ordinary cod fish fillets into an elegant masterpiece! *Enjoy* (Time does not include time to marinate fish fillets)
- 30 ounces cod fish fillets (6 5-oz & relatively thin fillets)
- 12 baby new potatoes (washed & left unpeeled)
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill (chopped)
- Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl, mix well & set aside.
- Remove any skin from fish fillets. Place fillets in a shallow dish & pour the marinade over them. Cover & refrigerate at least 4-6 hrs or overnight.
- When ready to assemble dish, preheat oven to 400°F.
- Drain marinade from fish fillets & reserve. Pat top side of fish fillets dry w/paper towels & place them in 9x13 in baking dish sprayed w/PAM.
- Using the slicing blade of a food processor, a mandoline or a very sharp knife … slice the potatoes into uniformly thin slices no thicker than 1/8-inch.
- Overlap potato slices on the surface of the fish fillets & drizzle reserved marinade over the "potato scales".
- Bake fish fillets (uncovered) for 20-25 minutes or till tender (If the potatoes & fish appear to be done & you want a crisper texture or browner color, put the fillets under your broiler for a cpl of minutes).
- NOTES: 1) The thickness of the fillets & potato slices + the tendency of oven temps to vary can cause cooking times to vary as well -- 2) Although written for the use of cod, IMO other white fish varieties will also work well (sole, flounder, snapper, haddock, etc) -- 3) Patting the tops of the fillets dry is very important as it prevents the potato slices from slipping out of position once cooking begins.
We eat a ton of fish and was excited to try this but it was very bad. I followed the recipe exactly, even got out my mandoline to slice the potatoes to a uniform 1/8". The fish was overdone and chewy while the potatoes were hard and not cooked. This was a waste of lovely cod and ended up in the trash.
So when I made this cheated a bit.... BUT it still made a great dinner! I only marinaded the 2 fish fillets for about an hour at most but the flavor still shone thru. And since my fish was very thin I nuked the sliced potatos in the microwave to get the cooking process started. Also I soaked the potato slices in some reseverd marinade to give the dish more flavor since I did not marinate the fish for that long instead of just spreading it on top and sprinkled with parm. cheese and broiled for the last minute or so. It only took about 10 minutes for me. This is def. a dish to impress with!! I will try this with other sorts of flavoring, Im thinking taco seasoning or jerk instead of garlic and dill next, the possiblites are endless for this dish. I love it!!