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Old Fashioned Fish Bake
1 lb (450-675 grams) of smoked cod (up to 1. 5)
1 oz (30g) butter
2 Leeks; thinly sliced
1 oz (30g) of flour
1/2 pt (300mls) milk
2 tb Cream
Freshly milled black pepper
1 oz (30g) of grated cheddar cheese
Generously grease a pie dish with butter, remove all bones from fish
and cut in portions, place in pie dish. Melt butter in a saucepan,
add leeks, cook gently for two minutes. Add in flour and cook for one
minute. Which in milk and cream. Bring to the boil. Pour sauce over
fish, add bayleaf. Cover and bake in a fairly moderate oven 350 degrees F
(180c) (Gas 4) for 25 minutes: Remove cover, sprinkle cheese over the
fish and return to the oven to brown. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Serve with boiled potatoes and lemon-buttered carrots.
You can substitute smoked haddock or smoked coley in place of cod.