Cod with chilli dressing, gnocchi and broccoli

6
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cod

  • 400g of cod loin, use Skrei when in season

Gnocchi

  • 500g of potatoes
  • 150g of potato flour
  • 1 small egg
  • 12g of Parmesan, grated (plus extra to finish the gnocchi)
  • 1 knob of butter
  • salt
  • pepper

Broccoli

  • 300g of purple sprouting broccoli
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 garlic clove, bashed
  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper

Chilli, garlic and fennel seed dressing

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
  • 2 lemons, zested

Method

1
To begin, make the gnocchi. Add the potatoes (still in their skins) to a large pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer until completely cooked through
  • 500g of potatoes
2
Drain the potatoes and, when cool enough to handle, peel and discard the skins. Pass the potatoes through a ricer and allow to cool
3
Spread the potato out on a work surface. Sprinkle over the flour and Parmesan, crack the egg into the middle of the pile and season. Using a pastry cutter, cut the mixture together until it comes together into a ball of dough. Allow to rest for 20 minutes, then roll the dough into long sausages measuring about 1.5cm–2cm in diameter
  • 150g of potato flour
  • 1 small egg
  • 12g of Parmesan, grated (plus extra to finish the gnocchi)
  • salt
  • pepper
4
Cut the lengths of dough into 2.5cm pieces and set aside
5
Steam the cod for 6 minutes, until cooked through. Flake the flesh into a bowl, retaining nice whole flakes
  • 400g of cod loin, use skrei when in season
6
Whisk together the dressing ingredients and use to season the cod flakes
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
7
Trim the ends of the broccoli stems and cut the stems into 1cm pieces, keeping the florets whole for garnish
  • 300g of purple sprouting broccoli
8
Blanch the broccoli in seasoned boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and allow to steam
9
Blanch the gnocchi in the seasoned boiling water until they float to the surface. Drain and add to a hot pan with a knob of butter and a grating of Parmesan. Toss to coat off the heat and season with salt and pepper
  • 1 knob of butter
10
Add a knob of butter to a hot pan and allow to melt and foam. Add the garlic, thyme and blanched broccoli and toss to coat and heat through in the foaming butter. Season with salt and pepper
  • pepper
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 garlic clove, bashed
  • thyme
  • salt
11
Gently combine the gnocchi with the broccoli stems and dressed cod, then divide between plates. Garnish with the broccoli florets and serve