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Cod with Bacon, Lettuce and Peas

Cod with Bacon, Lettuce and Peas

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Cod with Bacon, Lettuce and Peas
13th November, 2018

As cod has quite a meaty texture it means it’s suitable to serve with a chicken stock. I’ve already got a Pois Francais recipe on the site and this is a variant where the cod is cooked with peas and lettuce and it’s awesome

You can always make the Pois Francais beforehand and simply fry off the cod later in the day just before service. Just deglaze the frying pan used for the fish with some chicken stock and add it to the peas and lettuce


  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 250g Bacon (diced) or Pancetta
  • 1 medium Onion, sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 50g Butter
  • 4 cod fillets, skinless
  • 500g Frozen Peas
  • 80mls Chicken Stock
  • 2 Baby gem lettuce, shredded


    You can use bacon or pancetta but I much prefer bacon as pancetta can sometimes be overpowering. Add the oil to a frying pan and over a medium heat cook the bacon/pancetta until crisp

    When crisp, add in the butter and onion and keep cooking for another 5 minutes as you only want to soften the onion. Add the garlic and continue to cook for another minute

    Now you'll need to make spce in the fying pan for the cod fillets. If you have to, remove the bacon, onion and garlic and set aside

    Fry the cod fillets for a 2 or three minutes on one side and then turn back over. If you've removed the onions to make space; pop them back in now

    Add the peas and the stock to pan and cook for a few minutes as the peas defrost and cook

    Just at the end, add in the shredded lettuce and cook for a minute

    Serve and enjoy