Still no idea for the second Christmas dish? Tired of the usual fried or stewed cod? Here is the best cod ever! Let’s discover the special recipe that satisfies even the most refined palates thanks to its delicate but very tasty taste.
Countdown to the holiday season. There are those who have already wrapped their gifts, perhaps in an original way and free of charge. Some people have already chosen the right outfit and the perfect hairstyle to look flawless on any occasion. And there are also those who have developed the “festive menu”. Thus, the curtain opens on delicacies of all kinds. Among the traditional dishes, cod stands out. There are many recipes for cooking this fresh cod confit in salt. Today we will cook the cod au gratin in the oven. A simple dish, easy to prepare and also low in fat.
Here is everything you need for 4 people
Ingredients to cook the cod au gratin in the oven for 4 people:
- 800 grams of salt cod;
- 150 grams of black olives pitted;
- 30 grams of capers desalted;
- 50 grams of oil extra virgin;
- the juice of a lemon;
- a tuft of chopped parsley;
- 20 grams of breadcrumbs;
- black pepper floor.
Here are all the steps of a cod gratin in the oven
First, bring water to a boil in a saucepan. And then, cut the cod into small pieces. Rinse it thoroughly under running water. As soon as the water begins to boil, turn off the heat and add the pieces of cod and let them soak for about 5 minutes.
Then drain the cod and let it cool. At this point, turn on the oven and set the temperature to 200°C.
Rinse the capers under running water, then chop the parsley and squeeze the lemon. Then take the cod, remove the skin, bones and thorns. Then put it in a bowl. Season the cod pieces with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, then add the pitted olives, capers, lemon juice and chopped parsley.
Season with a pinch of black pepper and mix slowly to mix the ingredients. Arrange everything in a baking dish and sprinkle with a handful of breadcrumbs. At this point, cook and cook for about 15 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, it is advisable to activate the grill mode to favor the formation of a crispy and golden crust.
In a few minutes, the cod au gratin will be ready to be brought to the table and will delight young and old alike from the first bite. A recipe to try, maybe for Christmas Eve dinner.