I’ve been preparing this roasted fish with potatoes for a while, but always for dinner, and I could never make a decent photo to post.Today I finally prepared it for lunch to be able to take a clear picture and be able to share it with you, as it is a dish that we like very much. It is delicate, tasty and… beautiful. Other than being very easy to prepare.
I saw this recipe of roasted fish with potatoes on Leite’s Culinaria site and I admit I didn’t watch quantities that much, because the important are the proportions between ingredients. Today, for example, I didn’t have fresh thyme (what would surely enhance the photo) and I used the dried one.
I avoided also butter. I love it, but when possible, I try to reduce fat (we have eaten and drunk a lot this weekend 😉 ). I assure you this dish is equally good just using extra virgin olive oil.
I prefer to use dried garlic in this recipe. It is much more delicate. I do also vary some details. Today, for example, over the fish I used Flor de Sel with herbs I bought this Summer in Guerande, France. But it is ok to use common salt and some herbs you have at home.
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 cod fillet cut in 4 equal parts
- dried garlic
- extra virgin olive oil
- 8 thin slices of lemon
- dried aromatic herbs
- Turn on the oven 392°F/ 220°C.
- Peel potatoes and slice them using a mandoline.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Distribute potatoes creating 4 rectangles, overlapping them.
- Salt, pepper and add little thyme, garlic powder and a thread of olive oil.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until potatoes become tender and lightly colored on boards.
- Leaving the oven on, take the baking tray out of the oven and put each piece of cod o each rectangle of potatoes. Add salt, pepper and any herbs you like.
- Arrange two slices of lemon on each piece of fish and add thyme and a thread of olive oil.
- Put the tray back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until fish is cooked and potatoes golden brown.
- Serve them using a spatula to keep potatoes and fish together.
- Serve warm
- Buon appetito!