So easy, and so totally delicious. Impresses the mates (and quick too).

You will need (for 4):

  • 4 cod steaks – best cuts are thick slices from a large fillet
  • 2 thick slices of old bread (going a bit hard but not mouldy)
  • Two tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Heat your oven to 190deg C. Lay the cod steaks on an ovenproof dish (I use a very small tin roasting tray). In a blender or food processor, zap your bead into crumbs (crusts too). Grate all the zest of the lemon and add that too. Add a pinch of salt and a good grinding of pepper. Zap again to mix. Now spread the fish with mayo, and pour the crumb mix over the fish. Press gently to get it to stick to the mayo. Now put it in the oven for 15 minutes for thin steaks, 20 minutes for thick, and check after halfway through to make sure it doesn’t burn or overcook. I like this served very plain with boiled new potatoes and green beans or peas, with some real butter to melt on and lemon juice too if you like more tang. If the fish is good and fresh, it doesn’t get any better than this.