A recipe much appreciated in our country. Cod in the oven with mashed potato, topped with onion and mayonnaise and garnished with olives.

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3 desalted cod loins (about 800 grams / (1 3/4 pounds))
2 medium onions
3 cloves of garlic
Taste of Portugal Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Nutmeg (to taste)
10 grams / (1/3 ounce) margarine
150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) mayonnaise
1 kg / (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes1/2 liter milk
Juice of half a lemon
Olives for garnish
50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons)Taste of Portugal Olive oil
1 bay leaf

Step 1

Peel, wash and cut the potatoes into quarters. Place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook about 20 to 25 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or with a fork.

Step 2

In a saucepan, put the potatoes together with the lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, margarine and 250 ml / (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) milk. Stir well with a wooden spoon and simmer over low heat until the puree starts bubbling, stirring occasionally. When starts boiling turn off the heat.

Step 3

Place the cod in a saucepan with the remaining milk. Heat over high heat and boil. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. When the cod is cooked, drain it and remove the skin and bones. Reserve the cod cooking milk.

Step 4

Place the olive oil, the onions cut into round slices, chopped garlics and the bay leaf in a skillet and saute over low heat until the onion starts to turn golden brown. Then, pour the cod cooking milk and simmer about 5 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

Step 6

Place the cod in the center of a rectangular baking dish and the puree around the cod. Cover the cod with a layer of onion and other of mayonnaise. Garnish with olives and bake about 20 minutes until gratin. Turn off the oven and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 737

Total Fat: 31 g(48%)

Saturated Fat: 6 g(29%)

Cholesterol: 130 mg(43%)

Sodium: 563 mg(23%)

Total Carbohydrate: 60.5 g(20%)

Protein: 55 g
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