Pan Fried Cod with Peas and Leeks.
Cod is a rare find here in Hungary as a result I wanted to keep this dish simple and opted the simplest of all methods. A simple pan fried cod fillet.
I really do wish I could cook with cod or pollock more often, alas it is a rare treat.
Peas have definitely featured here a fair bit in recent weeks. My desire to use up my stock is strong and I am sure I have previously mentioned my love of peas.
I’ve actually been working on a mushy pea recipe for quite some time and have been failing miserably. So if you have a reliable recipe you know of please drop it in the comments section at the base of this page.
However without doubt though my favourite way to eat peas is just like this. Really simple bright fresh and sweet.
A Few Good Things
This recipe definitely falls into the category of an ensemble dish. A few good things that just work well together.
Peas and leeks are very much a classic combination and provide a beautiful base for the cod. I did not want to hide the beautiful subtle flavour of the cod it is just accented with some salami.
You should choose whatever salami works for you, I went with some Mangalica Salami from a local producer. However, anything you like will work although I would personally avoid anything spicy. You will not here me say that often!
In this pan fried cod recipe the salami is there to provide a piquant seasoning to the beautiful cod.
The Mangalica pig is a Hungarian icon, a furry pig that produces the most wonderful meat owing to the wonderful fat that it produces.
It is undeniably true that I am old school when it comes to cooking. I very much believe when it comes to meat, fat equals flavour!