Cod with leek and cheese sauce

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This delicious fish supper can be served as a family meal, suitable from 8 months

  • 150g cod fillet/loin/steak, skinless and boneless
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 25g butter
  • 75g leek, sliced
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp flour


  • Step 1

    In a pan, place cod with milk and thyme. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer for around 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked. 

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt the butter and cook the leek till soft.

  • Step 3

    Drain the milk from the cod and add it to the leek mixture. Set the cod aside. Add the flour and stir in the milk gradually to make a paste. Add the cheese, bring to the boil and keep stirring for about 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the cheese has melted.

  • Step 4

    Mash the fish, carefully checking for any bones and mix with fish sauce. Add one tablespoon of water if too thick. If you want to reserve a few spoonfuls of sauce to use as a topping, pick out leek pieces if serving to a young baby.

  • Increase the ingredients according to your family’s size, skip the step 4 (except for the baby, of course) and serve this as a family meal. 
  • This recipe will also work with haddock or other soft white fish.

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