Alaska Pacific Cod With Egg, Caper And Herb Dressing

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Alaska Pacific Cod With Egg, Caper And Herb Dressing


  • 4 x 175g Alaska pacific cod fillets
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • sieved
  • 1 tbsp capers, finely chopped
  • 4 medium gherkins, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped parsley
  • 4 shallots, peeled and chopped very finely
  • peeled and chopped very finely
  • 6-8tsp olive oil
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • A selection of salad leaves or a few baby spinach leaves and soft herbs like basil
  • dill
  • chervil
  • tarragon.

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  1. First make the sauce, place the sieved eggs, capers, gherkins, parsley, shallots together in a bowl.
  2. Add the olive oil and finally the lemon juice and zest, season well and leave to infuse for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile season the fillets all over with salt and pepper, then rub with the flour.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a griddle or frying pan.
  5. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, do not overcook.
  6. At this point, remove from the pan and leave in a warm place to rest and finish cooking.
  7. Arrange a few salad leaves in the centre of a large plate, top with the hot cod and spoon over the dressing.
  8. The centre of the fish will be warm and undercooked, that is perfect.