A couple of week ago, when I was in Sweden, my family and I ate one of my favorite dishes, fried cod back fillet. The cod back fillet is a real delicacy in Scandinavia. We don’t flavor it more than necessary, which means only with salt and pepper.
We make it simple and serve it with Swedish summer potatoes, fried and salty pieces of bacon, green peas and a creamy sauce.
Ingredients (4 pers):
- 1 1/2 lb cod fish back fillet
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1 shallot
- 12 oz sliced bacon
- 1 cup cream
- 12 potatoes
- 8 oz green peas
Cut your fish fillet in four equal sized pieces. Flavor them with salt and pepper on both sides.
Boil the potatoes in salty water until soft.
Chop the bacon into small squares. Fry them in a skillet until they get crispy and some golden color.
Melt the butter in a skillet. Peel and chop the shallot. Fry the shallot shortly in the melted butter. Add the fish fillets and fry in the butter (medium heat) for one minutes on each side. Add the cream into the skillet and let it boil for 1-2 minutes.
Simmer some water with a hint of salt. Add the peas and heat them for 4-5 minutes. Drain out the water.
Place the fish fillet on the plate. Add potatoes and peas. Finish with adding the crispy fried bacon and a couple of spoons of the creamy sauce.
My plate is from Swedish “Rörstrand”.