Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pescada Assada (Portugese Cod Fish Bake)

Oven Baked Cod fish with Cauliflower

This is a wonderful seafood recipe from Portugal. The fish tastes awesome with a hint of spices and takes only mitues to prepare. In case you don't get Cod (which is natural in India, you can use any white sea fish, like King fish or even with Bhetki and Aar)

Preperation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time      : 20 mitutes
Difficulty             : Easy
Serves                 : 4

Ingredients :

  • 1 head Cauliflower, cut into medium florets
  • 600 gms Cod Fillets (thickly cut)
  • 1 Onion, halved and sliced fine
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch Chili powder 
  • 1 cup White wine
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste 
  •  2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Parsley, finely chopped

Method :

1) Set your oven to 400 degrees F. Pre heat.

2) Clean the cauliflower and parboil the entire head in lightly salted boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside in a warm place (bowl with a lid).

3) While the cauliflower is cooking, grease an ovenproof casserole dish with olive oil. Arrange the fish in the dish, then sprinkle it with the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and the chili powder. Pour the wine over the fish and drizzle with the olive oil.

4) Bake the fish for 20 minutes, turning once in between. About 5 minutes before the fish is due to be done, add the cauliflower to the pan.

5) Once it is done check the fish with a fork. The fish when well cooked will flake under the pressure of the fork.

6) Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately with lots of fresh salad and warm crusty bread.

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