Pan-Fried Cod with Spinach and Lemon Potatoes

 

Pan-Fried Cod with Spinach and Lemon Potatoes

Today’s Tasty Tuesdays post of baked cod with spinach and lemon potatoes would be perfect to rustle up for your loved one this Valentines Day or failing that, come to Leeds and eat it from the Specials Board at one of Papa G’s award winning Greek restaurants, The Olive Tree.

For those who don’t know, The Olive Tree was voted in the Top 4 Greek restaurants in the UK by AA Gill, is the only Greek restaurant in the Good Food Guide and my Dad, George often features on TV, radio and in magazines and newspapers, sharing his amazing recipes and of course you can find him right here on Tuesday!

Pan-Fried Cod with Spinach and Lemon Potatoes

Ingredients:

For the Lemon Potatoes:
600g new potatoes, thickly sliced
2 onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
handful of oregano, fresh or dried
100 ml extra virgin olive oil
juice and zest of 2 lemons
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the cod:
2 cod fillets (200g each)
2 tbsps extra Virgin olive oil
30g unsalted butter
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
!For the Sauce:
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
125ml fish stock
125 ml double cream
5-6 mussels

Spinach:
50g fresh spinach

Garnish:
2 small shallots, thinly chopped length-ways.
2 tbsp Olive oil

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Place the potatoes in a shallow roasting tray and spread the onion, garlic and oregano over them. Pour over the olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Add enough water, pouring into the side of the tray, to just cover the ingredients. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Bake for 45 minutes. Then turn the potatoes over and bake for a further 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked.

Fry the onions in olive oil and butter until golden for 5 minutes in a medium heavy based frying pan. Add the garlic and fry for a further 1 minute.

Then fry the cod, skin side down for 2 minutes. Turn over, season well and add the mussels, cooking for 2 minutes.

Pour the wine and reduce by half. Then add the fish stock and cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, blanche the spinach in plenty of boiled, salted water for 2 minutes. Take out with a slotted spoon and set aside.

In another small pan, fry the thinly sliced shallots in very hot oil. Set aside for the garnish.

Then, onto a plate, arrange the potatoes into a circle then place the spinach over them creating layers and finally the cod on the top.

Carefully pour the sauce around the cod stack.

Place the onions on the top creating a shallot nest.

Enjoy!

Pan-Fried Cod with Spinach and Lemon Potatoes

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51 Responses

  1. LearnerMother

    That looks awesome! I’d never be able to make it look as professional, but I reckon it’ll taste fab anyway so I might just give it a go!
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  2. Corina

    This looks lovely and the presentation is very impressive.
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  3. bluebirdsunshine

    Wow, if I made something as pretty as that at home for dinner my family would be amazed. Must try those potatoes, they look so delish.
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  4. mascara and mud

    suddenly, the soup i am about to eat for my lunch looks VERY boring…
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    • honestmum

      @Mascaraandmud haha bet it lovely!
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  5. Emma

    That looks absolutely delicious! I have made a note of your Dad’s restaurant for next time I am at home… I have to go there!! 🙂

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  6. EmmaK

    ooh looks mouthwatering! You will laugh a friend (whose hubby is Cypriot) had a bit of a laugh making Tyropita in this post

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  7. jenny paulin

    that looks so pretty! and sounds very healthy even though it looks like it cannot possibly be! x
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    • honestmum

      @Jenny thanks, it’s not that bad for you! Yum!
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  8. nutritious deliciousness

    Can Papa G come live in my kitchen, please or open a restaurant down south 🙂 This looks so mouthwateringly delicious!
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  9. Mel

    Hi Vicki,
    I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the MAD Blog Awards – Most Entertaining Blog! X Mel )
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    • honestmum

      @Julie’s Family Kitchen thanks very much!
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  10. Notmyyearoff

    That looks so nice. I am really going to have to visit one of your dads restaurants one day soon.
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    • honestmum

      @Notmyyearoff would love that, then we can meet! We can meet anyway though! Ha!
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    • honestmum

      @Kirsty thanks so much, on both x
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  11. Sharmin

    Another fantastic recipe. This looks divine. I’ve never eaten lemon potatoes before. Linking up now. x
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    • honestmum

      @Sharmin thanks lovely, you will LOVE this. Next time you visit x
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    • honestmum

      @The Reading Residence thanks so much!
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    • honestmum

      @You Baby Me Mummy thanks x
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  12. TheBoyandMe

    That looks wonderful, think I might try it for my husband on the weekend!

    Thanks for hosting.
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    • honestmum

      @TheBoyandMe thanks so much, ooh let me know if you make it!
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  13. sarahhillwheeler

    Lovely photos, as ever. I love cod….and the cream and mussel sauce look like they take it to a new level!
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    • honestmum

      @Sarahhillwheeler thanks so much, was utterly delicious-love the eating after the shooting!
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    • honestmum

      @Capture by Lucy aw shucks, thanks will tell Papa G you said thatxx
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  14. Ellen

    I love lemon potatoes but have never been able to make them taste like Greek ones!! Gorgeous photo!
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    • honestmum

      @Ellen, really? Ooh try this and let me know!
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    • honestmum

      @Mama and More aka Zaz thanks so much honey x
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