A friend gave me some cod her partner and father had caught so in honour of pancake day i thought id try something a little different and it turned out so tasty and surprisingly filling to but also nice and healthy.
4oz (115g) plain flour
Milk (approx 4floz)
Pinch of salt
Butter for cooking
For the filling
2oz (56g) butter
2oz (56g) plain flour
Milk (approx 6floz)
10oz (300g) cod fillet
Handfull of mushrooms, chopped
Half of a leek, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
Cheese of your choice
Salt and pepper
Pre-heat oven to 200c (gas 6).
First cook the cod any way you like, i like to poach mine in milk with half an onion and a bay leaf for about 4-5 minutes then drain and set aside.
Next get the pancakes done, mix together the flour, salt and egg then add the milk little at a time while whisking until you have a nice pancake batter.
Add a little oil to a pan over a medium to high heat and cook the pancakes, set aside to cool.
Fry the mushrooms and leeks in a little oil until just softened and set aside.
Now to bring it all together, add the 2oz butter to a high sided pan over a medium heat, when melted stir in the flour to make a roux, it will look just like a light brown ball but don’t panic, next add the milk a little at a time while whisking, making sure all the milk is incorporated before adding more, once you have a nice thick sauce (about 5 minutes) then add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Next add the fish, mushrooms, leek and dill, mix everything really well and thats the filling done.
Time to build, place a pancake in a large oven dish at one end, spoon in the filling and fold over both sides to create a parcel, repeat until finished then sprinkle with a little cheese and into the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Enjoy these with a nice salad or vegetables.