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baked cod in cream sauce

Recipe by
Judy Garcia
Gunnison, UT

Many years ago there was a restaurant in Salt Lake City that served a cod in cream sauce, which I loved. This recipe is very similar, but theirs had mushrooms in it. My husband won't eat mushrooms, so they are not included here.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked cod in cream sauce

  • 6
    cod fillets
  • 1 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

How To Make baked cod in cream sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 2
    Prepare cream sauce (see instructions below) and set aside, keep warm.
  • 3
    Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and place fillets in pan. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 4
    Combine melted butter and garlic, then brush over fillets. Reserve any leftover butter mixture.
  • 5
    Sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs over fillets and pour remaining butter mixture over the top.
  • 6
    Pour cream sauce around fillets so it fills up the baking dish and just the tops of the fillets are visible.
  • 7
    Put baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cream sauce starts bubbling. When the sauce starts to bubble, change oven setting to "broil" and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the fillets start to turn golden brown. Watch very closely so they don't burn.
  • 8
    Remove from oven and serve with rice, potatoes or pasta and vegetables.
  • 9
    FOR THE CREAM SAUCE: Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Slowly stir in cornstarch and cook for about 1 minute. While whisking constantly, slowly add the cream and milk until well combined. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat to low and cook, whisking occasionally, for 10 minutes until sauce becomes rich and creamy, adding more milk, if needed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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