Cod Cheeks-pan fried in butter

North West Young Chef of the Year

North West Young Chef of the Year

Standard Supplier 12th January 2011
North West Young Chef of the Year

Cod Cheeks-pan fried in butter

Cod is a fantastically flaky fish that offers the versatility to be paired with a range of delicious flavours - Why not give the Cod Cheeks-pan fried in butter recipe a try yourself? This tempting starter was cooked by Jamie Bridgett (representing Cheshire) during the 2010 North West Young Chef Final.


  • 1 shallot
  • 1 red skin potato
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Juice of ¼ of a lemon
  • 50g fish trimmings
  • 50g smoked haddock
  • Chives
  • 75ml white wine
  • 100ml Double cream
  • Oil(for cooking)
  • Butter(for cooking)
  • 2 slices ham


Sweat off the shallots, garlic, half the leek and the fish trimmings in oil then add a little butter.
Add wine and reduce
Add lemon, then cream and simmer for a few minutes.
Pass, season, the reduce a little more.
Add diced smoked haddock and diced blanched potato.
Finish with chives serve in bowl with cod cheeks on top and garnish with ham crisp.

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