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Russian Cod Ragout

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Ingredients
  Idaho potato 8 Ounce, peeled (1 in number)
  Carrots 4 Medium, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  Cod fillets 1 1⁄2 Pound (1 Inch Thick)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, cut into 1/4- inch dice
  Parsnip 4 Ounce, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 Small)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Cinnamon stick 1 (3 Inches Long)
  Whole cloves 6
  Tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice (Ripe)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Fish stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Flat-leaf parsley 10 Tablespoon, coarsely chopped (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Bay leaf 1
  Cucumber 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), julienned, seeded, peeled (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a medium-size pot, add the potato in the boiling water and boil gently for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
2) Add the carrots, boil gently for 3 minutes, drain and keep aside.
3) Skin and bone the fish, discard any small bones, then cut the fish into 2 x 1-inch pieces.

MAKING
4) In a large non-stick skillet, sear the cod in 2 tablespoons of the oil over a medium-high heat for 1 minute on each side. Remove and keep aside.
5) In a medium heavy pot or Dutch oven, spread the potato at the bottom, cover with the carrots, then place the fish in a single layer.
6) Sprinkle over the onion, parsnip, garlic, cinnamon stick and cloves, then spread the diced tomatoes on top.
7) Drizzle with rest of the 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
8) In a bowl, mix the fish stock, lemon juice and sugar together and pour over the vegetables and fish.
9) Simmer covered over a low heat for 20 minutes, until the fish is opaque and cooked and the vegetables are tender.
10) Gently fold in 1/2 cup parsley and the bay leaf into the ragout and cook for another 5 minutes.

SERVING
11) Spoon into shallow soup or pasta bowls, garnish with the parsley and the julienned cucumber and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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