For the Love of Cod
Today I had a craving for Cod for lunch. I looked into the fridge and grabbed whatever there was and decided on this simple but tasty recipe.
Pan-Fried Cod with Pesto Cream sauce served on Sweet Potato Mash
2 pieces Cod fillets; marinated in sea salt and ground pepper
1/2 onion, chopped finely
1 spring parsley, chopped
3 pc Australian Sweet potato
salt & pepper
Pan-fry cod for about 3min each side or till golden brown.
Wash and skin sweet potato and cut them into medium sized pieces and then boil in water till its soft.
Mash the sweet potato in a bowl and add about 1/2 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of cream and mix evenly. Salt & ground pepper to taste.
To make the sauce, in the same pan the cod was being pan-fried, add in chopped onions and fry till its slightly brown.
Add in 1tsp of pesto and 1/2tbsp lemon juice. Mix well.
Finally, stir in 1tbsp of cream and allow it to simmer gently for about 2min.
Serve the sweet potato in the center of the plate, place cod over the mash and drizzle it with the pesto cream sauce.
Because this is my own little recipe i created in my head, i was mildly surprised at the taste of the meal. I found the combination of the tangy taste to the sauce (from the lemon) and the sweetness from the sweet potato mash complemented each other very well! The natural taste of the cod as well...awesome!