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Cheesy Cod Parcels Serves 4

  • Ingredients:

  • 4 200g (7oz) chunky cod loins, defrosted, skinned
  • 500g packet puff pastry, fresh or defrosted
  • rind 1 lemon
  • rind 1 lime
  • 100g (3 and a half oz) packet of goat’s cheese with herbs, sliced into 4
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • milk or beaten egg for brushing


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375° F, Gas Mark 5
  2. Roll out pastry to a 35cm x 40cm (14” x 16”) rectangle.  Cut into 4.
  3. Place citrus rind in the middle of each piece of pastry.  Top with cheese, season and place fish skinned side up on top.
  4. Brush the edge of the pastry with milk or egg.
  5. Fold over the pastry, sealing edges to form a parcel.
  6. Turn over and place the parcels, sealed edges down, onto on a greased baking tray.  Make a small cut into the pastry to allow steam to escape.
  7. Brush with milk or egg.  Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
  8. Serve with a fresh crisp salad and cherry tomatoes.

Recipe kindly donated by The Seafish Industry