350 g (12 oz) cod fillet, skinned and cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes
1 1/4 cup (1/2 pint) 300 ml medium sweet cider
1 lb (450 g) potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
25 g (1 oz) margarine
3 tbls (25 g) 1 oz flour
2 oz (50 g) cheese, grated
2 tomatoes, sliced



1. Put the cod cubes in a baking dish and pour over the cider.

2. Cover with a sheet of greased greaseproof paper and bake in a preheated moderate oven 180C (350F) Gas Mark 4 for about 30 minutes or until the fish will flake easily.

3. Drain the cider from the dish and reserve. Keep the fish hot.

4. Melt the margarine in a saucepan and add the flour.

5. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, then gradually stir in the reserved cider.

6. Bring to the boil and simmer, still stirring, until thickened. Season with a little salt.

7. Spoon or pipe the mashed potato around the edge of a flameproof serving dish and put the fish in the centre.

8. Pour over the sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese and garnish with the tomato slices.

9. Brown in a preheated moderately hot oven 190C (375F) Gas Mark 5 for 15 minutes or under the grill.




This recipe is from How To Cook Fish -

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