Tuesday, November 8, 2011

shiitake mushroom and leek cod

i had a ton of half and half left over from making banana pudding the other week and had to think up ways to use it up. so i took a look in the fridge and threw together whatever i had. and i came up with leek and mushrooms in a cream sauce over fish.

cod with shiitake and leeks 

-3 cod filets
-2 large handfuls shiitake mushrooms
-1/2 stalk of leeks sliced
-2 cloves garlic chopped
-1/2 c half and half
-1/2 c water
-salt and pepper
-olive oil

1. rub fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
2. broil fish for approx 4 mins each side or until flaky
3. over medium heat, add a bit of olive oil to pan and brown shiitake mushrooms 
4. once mushrooms are just browning, add leeks and garlic. cook until leeks become tender
5. pour in half and half and water 
6. allow the sauce to come to a simmer and simmer until desired consistency. (it should thicken and be pourable but not as thin as water)
7. season sauce with salt and pepper
8. pour sauce over broiled fish 

i served this with rice but a better match might be something like orzo pasta. 

1 comment:

  1. When I saw the first picture I instantly thought you must have gone to dinner somewhere nice and decided to post a review... but then I read the post and realized you made that dish!!!! Very impressive! It looks delicious Regina and the presentation is worthy of Top Chef! Well done.