Cod Baked with Cream and Bay Leaves

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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This master recipe can be used for most round fish, e.g. haddock, pollock, grey sea mullet, ling, hake, etc. Salmon and sea trout are delicious done in this way or with a mixture of fresh herbs, e.g. parsley, fennel, lemon balm and chives.


  • 30 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 6 portions</


Melt the butter in a pan. Fry the onion gently for a few minutes until soft but not coloured. Put the cod in the pan and cook on both sides for 1 minute. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add bay leaves. Cover with cream or creamy milk and simmer with the lid on for 5–10 minutes, until the fish is cooked. Remove the fish to a serving dish. Bring the cooking liquid to the boil and ligh