Baked Codfish with Irish Cheese Crust

By Sharon

Sep 26

Irish Cod with Mash and Peas

This is one of my favorite recipes by Emeril Lagasse.  It’s warm comfort food and easy to prepare.

Baked Codfish with Irish Cheese Crust
4fillets codfish filletsskins removed, 6 ounce each
1tsp Essenceseasoning
0.5cup fine bread crumbs
2tbsp melted Irish butter
2tbsp minced fresh parsley
2tsp Strong Irish Mustard or Colman’s English mustard
2tsp minced garlicor spring onions
6oz Irish cheesesuch as Dubliner, Coolea, or Carrigaline, or Irish cheddar such as Kerrygold Vintage, grated
1cup heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5. Butter a 8″x8″ (20cm) casserole dish and set aside.

Lightly season the codfish on both sides with Essence and place in the prepared dish.

In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, butter, parsley, mustard, and garlic, and mix well. Add the cheese and mix well. Place on the fish, patting down to make a crust. Pour the cream over the fish and bake until the fish is cooked through, golden brown and the cheese is bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve with mashed potatoes and peas.