We’ve got a very good fishmonger literally “around the corner”, in not even five minutes walking distance. So we eat more fish when we’re here 馃檪 This time it was fresh cod with a very delicious sauce and here is the recipe:

Ingredients (2 servings):

Fresh cod fillets for two
Corn starch
Some dried thyme
1 large shallot
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup of sherry
2 tbsp. cold butter, divided
1 tbsp.olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Pat the fish fillets dry and season with salt, pepper and a little dried thyme on both sides. Set aside. Dice the shallot and garlic clove finely and set aside as well.

Set up a pan on medium-high heat and add 1/2 tbsp.butter and the olive oil and let melt. Once melted, dredge the fillets in corn starch, shake off the excess and transfer to the pan, skin side down first. Fry on both sides until appetizingly golden brown, then remove from the pan, cover and set aside.

To the same pan, add the shallots and garlic and let become translucent and aromatic. Turn the heat up to high and pour in the sherry. Let this cook to reduce by half and let the alcohol evaporate. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add in the cold butter in pieces and stir until the sauce has thickened. Serve the fish with the sauce poured over. I had potatoes with that.