From moreish pancakes to a juicy, cheesy burger, the new cookbook from TV’s Sunday Brunch features stunning recipes that are perfect for weekend feasts.
Summer in a pan! This tasty dish of cod, artichokes and baby new potatoes is a lovely midday treat
One of the long-running debates between Sunday Brunch hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy is over which fish should be declared the King of Fish.
Tim maintains that cod is the rightful winner, as it is the people’s fish.
In this one-pan dish, cod goujons are cooked in a sun-dried-tomato-flavoured butter, with baby spuds, cherry tomatoes and artichokes.
It is summer in a pan.
- 250g (9oz) butter, softened
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 100g (3½oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil
- Salt and black pepper
- 400g (14oz) cod loin
- 50g (1¾oz) plain flour, seasoned with ½tsp salt and ½tsp white pepper
- 1 lemon, for squeezing
- 300g (10½oz) baby new potatoes, cooked
- A good handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 200g (7oz) artichoke hearts (preferably the posh charred ones from a jar)
- Plenty of chopped parsley
Blitz the softened butter in a food processor with the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and some pepper until smooth.
Scoop into a sausage shape, wrap in greaseproof paper and chill, ideally overnight.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Cut the fish into goujons, then dredge them in the seasoned flour.
Melt a good piece of the flavoured butter in a large ovenproof frying pan (keep any leftover in the freezer for future use) and, when it bubbles up, add the fish goujons, fry for a couple of minutes, turn and brown on all sides, then squeeze a load of lemon juice over.
Move the fish to one side of the pan. Add the potatoes, cook for 2 minutes, then add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes, then finally the artichokes. Season well.
Arrange it all nicely in the pan and pop in the oven for 6 minutes to crisp up.
Squeeze more lemon juice over and top with lots of parsley, then serve.
The Sunday Brunch Cookbook by Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy is published by Ebury Press, £20.
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