Yield: 4 Servings
|4||Frozen cod steaks, 3-oz each, thawed|
|Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste|
|3 ounces||Grated Cheddar cheese|
|4 ounces||Peeled shrimps|
|1||Recipe Crispy Topping (see below)|
|4 ounces||Fresh brown breadcrumbs|
Arrange the fish steaks in a ring on a dinner plate. Divide half the butter into 4; put a small knob onto each fish steak. Season with salt and pepper and cover with cling wrap. Microwave on Full power for 3½ minutes. Set aside. Microwave the remaining butter in a 1 ¾ pint jug for 1 minute on Full Power. Stir in flour and then gradually stir in the milk; season to taste. Microwave on Full Power for 2 minutes. Beat well. Microwave on Full Power for a further 2 minutes. Beat in the cheese. Cut the fish into bite size pieces and arrange in a suitable dish with the shrimps. Pour the sauce evenly over the fish. Sprinkle with the crispy crumbs. Microwave on Power 4 for 7 minutes. Serve immediately, garnish with tomato and parsley.
Crispy Topping: Put the butter into a 3 pint mixing bowl and microwave on Full Power for 1 ½ minutes. Stir in the breadcrumbs and oatmeal.
Microwave on Full Power for 2 ½ minutes. Stir . Microwave on Full Power for 2 minutes. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before using. Alternatively, the topping may be cooled and stored in an airtight container. Serve as a crispy finish for sweet and savoury dishes.
Posted to rec.food.recipes by Ms Flora Bay <florabay@...> on Thu, 2 Mar 1995.