Cod & Cornbread

Cod with Bechamel Sauce

Broiled Cod with Béchamel Sauce made with cod fish filets, Pinot Grigio white wine, parmesan cheese, milk, flour, butter, nutmeg, and salt & pepper.

With this recipe, I used cod fish filets instead of the halibut fish that the recipe calls for.  I figured, a white fish is a white fish.

I’m also still new to cooking with wine.  So I had never put an ENTIRE bottle of wine into a pan before to cook with.  Even though it was mixed with 2 cups of water, I was concerned I would have fish that tasted totally like alcohol with me in a drunken stupor in the end.

NOT the case.  I was totally surprised I didn’t taste any alcohol at all.  I would never have guessed this was cooked in wine at all.  I love when I learn something new all the time.

Recipe for—Broiled Halibut with Béchamel Sauce

Scallion & Mozzarella Cornbread

Scallion & Mozzarella Cornbread made with cornbread mix, scallions, smoked mozzarella cheese, plain mozzarella cheese, corn, sun-dried tomatoes, pimiento-stuffed green olives, buttermilk, butter, and eggs.

Well, with this cornbread, you might as well say I left out the olives.  The recipe calls for 10 chopped green olives, but I could only bring myself to chop up 2.  So what was the point?  I hate olives.  But I did give it a go the best I could.

I think this would have had a little more kick to it if only I had added some crispy turkey bacon in the mix.  Just the thought!

Recipe for—Scallion & Mozzarella Cornbread

So, if you have nothing else to do today, try boiling your favorite fish in a bottle of wine to see if you notice any subtle differences.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Cooking with wine doesn’t necessarily mean the food will taste just like wine does straight from a bottle.  No need to think you’ll have a hangover the next day.

10 thoughts on “Cod & Cornbread

  1. I love cooking with wine! This is a great post. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thank you for the visit and the like 🙂

  2. That looks amazing! A whole bottle is a lot but I bet it was good with the fish. Only time I use entire bottles of cheap wine to cook is when I boil shrimp. Boil those in wine and lemons and they are sooooo good! lol

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