Cod au Gratin

Recipe Type: 
Number of Servings: 
4
Preparation time: 
20mins
Energy: 
764 kcal
Protein: 
108 g
Calcium: 
504 mg
Vitamin D: 
8.00 IU
% Ca recommended daily intake: 
50.41%

This recipe is from Newfoundland, Canada

This dish may be made with fresh or salted cod. If salt cod is used, the fish must be freshened first by soaking it for at least twelve hours, changing the water once or twice during that time.

Ingredients
500 g
  50 g
  50 g
500 ml
125 g
    2 g
    2 g
cod fillets
butter
flour
milk
grated Cheddar cheese
salt
freshly ground pepper
   
Preparation
1 Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Cover the cod fillets with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until the cod begins to flake at the touch of a fork.
2 Meanwhile, prepare the white sauce by melting the butter in a large saucepan. When it begins to bubble, add the flour. Blend well and cook for several minutes but do not brown.
3 Slowly stir in the milk. Continue cooking the sauce, stirring constantly, until it begins to thicken. Mix in half the cheese. Add salt and pepper. (If you have used salt cod, additional salt will probably not be necessary.)
4 Break the cod into large chunks and arrange in a buttered casserole. Pour the cheese sauce over the fish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
5 Bake for 10 minutes, or just until the fish is heated through and the top is nicely browned.
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