Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart
Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

  By solypimiento  ,   ,   , , , ,

July 19, 2015

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Puff pastry tarts are very thankful recipes that allow your creativity to run pretty much free and the chances to get them wrong are still rather low. Besides if you buy your pastry ready rolled from the supermarket, they are quick and easy resources, perfect for one of those improvised meals in which you want to really impress your guests. For this tart that we bring today, we have used good quality cod loin, potatoes and gratinated home made garlic mayonnaise. It will make a great starter or even a main if served with some green salad for example. In case you are wondering if gratinating mayonnaise is a good idea, trust us on this one and try, you will see how both flavour and texture evolve and become astonishingly delicious.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • 15 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins

  • Yields: 4 servings as a main (6 as starter)

Ingredients

300 g - Cod loin fillet (skinless and skinless)

250 ml - Garlic Mayo (refer to recipe)

375 g - Puff pastry, ready rolled (1 sheet)

2 - Medium sized potatoes.

1 pinch - Salt

1 pinch - White pepper

AR - Black pepper, freshly ground

1 - Egg yolk, beaten.

For the fried potatoes

500 ml - Olive oil

For the brine

500 ml - Water

40 g - Salt

Directions

Prepare the salt brine and submerge the cod loin for about 5 minutes. Dry off the water excess with a kitchen paper towel. This will boost the flavour and moisture of the fish.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into 7 mm slices. Put a frying pan on a medium to high heat and shallow fry for about 10 minutes until brown on the outside and not fully cooked on the inside. Bear in mind that they will finish cooking in the oven. When ready, use a slotted spoon to transfer the potatoes into a dish covered with a couple of absorbent paper towels. Leave for about 5 minutes to dry the oil excess.

In the meantime, unroll the puff pastry into a 30x20cm rectangle and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Prick the pastry thoroughly with a fork, with exception of 2 cm around the border.

Cover the pastry with the potatoes. Season with white pepper and salt.

Cut the cod loin into 10 crosswise slices (for this amount of fish each slice should be roughly 1.5cm thick). Arrange the slices in pairs on top of the potatoes, forming 5 lines of the same width of the short side of the pastry. Distribute evenly lengthwise.

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Cover the cod with garlic mayo.

Make a cut on each corner of the pastry and fold the border covering slightly the content of the tart. Paint the border with the beaten egg (not all the egg is needed).

Preheat the oven at 180ÂșC, with the grill switched off at first. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn on the grill and leave for an extra 3 minutes until the garlic mayonnaise takes a beautiful toasted brown colour. Ground some black pepper on top and enjoy.

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