Fish / shellfish

Cod steak in white butter


Cod fillet in white butter is a classic but also an easy recipe when done well.

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 4 cod steaks (150 g each)
  • 20 g butter
  • Salt pepper

White butter

  • 100 g semi-salted butter
  • 3 gray shallots
  • 5 cl of dry white wine
  • 5 cl of white wine vinegar (or cider)
  • Pepper

Cod steak in white butter

A great classic!

Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (th.7).

For the white butter:

- Cut the butter into small pieces.

- Peel and chop the shallots, bring them together in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Pour in the white wine and vinegar, bring to a boil and let evaporate slowly. As soon as there is only the value of a tablespoon left, gradually stir in the cold butter over very low heat. Whisk until the sauce is smooth and season to taste.

- Arrange the cod steaks on a non-stick baking sheet, sprinkle their surfaces with pieces of butter. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish).

- Serve the cod steaks accompanied by the white butter sauce.

Chef's B.A.ba for an easy white butter

To give the white butter sauce more creaminess and stability, you can add 2 tablespoons of crème fraîche just after incorporating the butter.

If you don't want the pieces of shallots in the sauce, the white butter can be filtered.

Cellar side : Gros-plant from Nantes on lees

Photo: C. Herlédan

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