Having taken a couple of pieces of cod out of the freezer to make a fish pie, the toddler declared that he no longer liked fish and thought the idea of fish pie was ‘yuck’. So, to avoid wasting yet another plateful of food I gave in and cooked him a bowl of pasta and meatballs.
While the toddler lapped up his meal, it did leave a couple of portions of cod begging to be loved. Searching through the cook books, a recipe for pan-fried curried cod from Jamie’s Ministry of Food caught my attention.
Quick and easy to prepare and cook it was the ideal dish to throw together after a busy day. Simple roll your cod fillets in mild curry powder – I used Madras – and then pan-fry the fish in a knob of butter until cooked. Job done!
Jamie suggests serving with fluffy rice and a spoonful of yoghurt, but after discovering a bunch of coriander in the fridge I decide to jazz up the rice. I chopped the coriander and mixed it, and the zest of a lime through the cooked basmati rice. While green rice is traditionally served with Mexican food, I think it rather suited the curried cod too.
Verdict from the husband: ‘Mmmm, that was much nicer than yucky fish pie!’ Hilarious…