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Fish Gratinée Serves 4

  • Ingredients:

  • 670g (1lb 8 oz) cod loins, defrosted, skinned and cubed
  • 2 15ml spoon (2 tbsp) sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 5ml spoon (1 teasp) tomato puree
  • 1 425g can haricot or flageolet beans, drained
  • 1 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 10ml spoon (1 dssrtsp) chilli sauce (optional)
  • 150ml 5 fl oz) cider
  • bay leaves
  • pinch dried mixed herbs
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • knob of butter
  • 55g (2 oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 55g (2 oz) cheese, grated
  • fresh thyme sprigs, to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato puree, beans, tomatoes, chilli sauce (if used), cider, bay leaf, herbs, seasoning and fish.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked.  Transfer to a serving dish.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan, add the breadcrumbs and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Spoon over the fish mixture and top with the grated cheese.  Garnish and serve immediately.
  6. Serve with a mixed salad.

Recipe kindly donated by The Seafish Industry