Norwegian Cod for Christmas

Norwegian Cod for Christmas

This recipe with Norwegian cod, mashed root vegetables and red wine sauce will guaranteed get you in the Christmas spirit.

Difficulty Medium
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Mashed root vegetables

Red wine sauce

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  • Preheat the oven to 150 °C.

  • Sprinkle salt over the cod and leave for 10 minutes.

  • Rinse the fish in cold water and gently dry with a paper towel.

  • Cut the cod into servings.

  • Have olive oil, spices, ginger and orange peel in an ovenproof dish and place the cod over with skin side up.

  • Bake in the oven for approx. 15 minutes.

  • Gently remove the skin right before serving.

Mashed root vegetables

  • Peel and dice carrot and swede, and cook tender in water with rosemary and slices of lemon.

  • Strain off the water and throw away the rosemary and lemon.

  • Mash carrot and swede with butter and cream to a coarse mash.

  • Taste with salt and pepper.

Red wine sauce

  • Finely chop shallot, chives and thyme, and sauté in a little butter until the shallot is soft.

  • Add red wine and fish stock, and reduce to half.

  • Strain the sauce and whisk in butter.

  • Taste with salt and pepper.

Serve the cod with mashed root vegetables, red wine sauce and almond potatoes.

Tip: If you want more flavour you can add a couple of garlic cloves to the dish with the cod.