This pan-roasted cod with gnocchi, samphire, baby gem, and anchovy beurre noisette is a dish that combines the fresh flavors of the sea with the comforting warmth of buttery gnocchi. This recipe is perfect for a special dinner at home or a sophisticated meal with friends.
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making this mouthwatering dish:
- 4 cod fillets
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 pack of gnocchi
- 1 handful of samphire
- 4 baby gem lettuce leaves
- 50g butter
- 2 anchovy fillets
- Start by making the anchovy beurre noisette. Heat a pan over medium heat and add a generous knob of butter.
- Once the butter has melted and started to foam, add the anchovy fillets and stir until they have dissolved into the butter.
- Keep stirring the mixture until it turns a nutty brown color and starts to give off a delicious aroma. This should take around 5-7 minutes. Once the beurre noisette is ready, set it aside.
- Cook the gnocchi according to the instructions on the packet. Drain them and set them aside.
- Season the cod fillets with salt and pepper.
- Heat some olive oil in a separate pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the cod fillets, skin-side down, and cook for around 3-4 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
- Turn the fillets over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the flesh is cooked through.
- In a separate pan, sauté the samphire in a little bit of butter until it is just tender.
- Add the baby gem lettuce leaves and cook for a further minute until they are just wilted.
- To assemble the dish, divide the gnocchi between four plates.
- Place a piece of cod on top of the gnocchi and spoon the anchovy beurre noisette over the top.
- Add the sautéed samphire and baby gem lettuce leaves on the side.
The combination of the crispy cod, tender gnocchi, and the salty richness of the anchovy beurre noisette make this dish a real treat for the taste buds. The addition of the samphire and baby gem lettuce leaves adds a fresh and delicate touch, balancing out the flavors of the dish. This recipe is perfect for a special dinner at home or a sophisticated meal with friends.