Cod Basque Style

Recipe by English_Rose
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F
  • Arrange the prepared potatoes in the bottom of a large shallow ovenproof dish. Pour on half the stock.
  • Brush each fillet with lemon juice and sprinkle with 1 tsp old bay. Dot with knobs of butter.
  • Cover and cook for approximately 35-45 minutes or until the fish is cooked and potatoes are just tender.
  • Without disturbing the fish and potatoes, drain off and reserve the stock. Cover the dish and keep warm.
  • For the sauce, melt the remaining butter in a saucepan and fry the onion until golden. Stir in the cornstarch, tomato paste, cayenne pepper,thyme and remaining old bay. Make the drained stock up to 2 1/2 cups using remaining stock and blend into the pan.
  • Add the mushrooms and peppers. Bring to the boil, stirring and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with twists of lemon. Serve with green vegetables.