Friday, October 29, 2010

Amaretto Baked Crusted Cod Filets with Mushrooms

Hopefully if you follow my blog you would have seen part one from yesterday.. I made the dessert to go with this Amaretto Cheesecake, so here is the main course for all you Amaretto lovers out there mangia mangia! (eat eat in Italian!) Gracie
4 Haddock or Cod Filets
1/2 cup of Italian flavored bread crumbs
4 tablespoons of butter melted
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons chopped mushrooms for stuffing
 Mushrooms sliced
sliced almonds
Directions

In a large baking dish  lay out the cod.
Squeeze lemon over the fish. In a bowl mix bread crumbs, garlic, spices, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil,  chopped mushrooms, set aside ( add more drops of oil if its too dry to spread) Spoon breadcrumbs on top of  each piece of fish.  Sprinkle sliced almonds generously on top of each piece of fish. In a seperate bowl, butter and the rest of the olive oil and pour around fish, reserving a little for the top and drizzle melted butter sauce over nuts. Ten minutes before this is done and fish flakes, pour Amaretto over the fish...serve immedately

Bake at 350 until browned and fish flakes with fork..around 35 to 45 minutes
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18 comments:

Claudia said...

I have never paired amaretto with fish (in truth - I just drink the stuff - the amaretto - not the fish). I love it with the mushrooms - and this is so autumn-earthy - a nice twist for fish.

Emily Malloy said...

Stunning...

Federica said...

What an original recipe! I've never used the amaretto for savory dishes. Very interesting, it looks delicious. Bye bye dear, happy Halloween

Angie's Recipes said...

I have a whole bottle of Amaretto in the kitchen! The pair of liquor and cod sounds really fascinating!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Wonderful recipe. Love it!

Karen said...

I love Amaretto! I have only used it in dessert recipes and cocktails though. This sounds like such a creative and delicious combination. Great idea!

Catherine said...

This looks delicious, wonderful post!

Pam said...

Great combo of ingredients. And I just saw fresh cod at the market today but didn't get it. Bet the taste of amaretto is great with it!

Stella said...

Yum, Claudia. Your foods always makes me reminisce about my days in Atlanta working at nice Italian restaurants. Oh how I long for those days;)
Oh, and I hope you have a Happy Halloween, Claudia!

Moogie said...

This looks absolutely fabulous.

Kathy Gori said...

This looks great Claudia!Perfect Fall/Winter fare. What are you cooking for Halloween?

elpi said...

i was looking the best amaretto recipe and finally i find your amaretto cheesecake recipe.

Torviewtoronto said...

looks lovely with mushroom

Joanne said...

This recipe is for me. Love the fish, love the Amaretto flavor and mushrooms? ..terrific recipe, Claudia.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I would not have thought to pair fish with amaretto, but this is s beautiful recipe that seems the very essence of autumn!! Beautiful!

Foodessa said...

Well...minus the cod(really not a fan)...I'll certainly have to try making this dish with one of my favourite fish filets. Great idea about enhancing it with Amaretto...wouldn't have thought of this particular pairing ;o)
Thanks for the idea once again.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

noonionplease said...

Oh! This looks delightful! I have already used amaretto in the sauce with chicken - it was absolutely perfect! Now, this is definitely a recipe to try!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

gah, you're giving me more evil ideas for amaretto! this looks too delicious not to enjoy! must. have. it.