Fried codfish with parsnip purée and vegetables

  • 4 persons
  • cooking time: 40
  • difficulty


  • 400g parsnip, peeled , in cubes of 2 cm
  • 4 small carrots , peeled
  • 8 broccoli florets
  • 600 g baby potatoes, with skin
  • 75 ml milk
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 pieces of cod fillet of 150-170 g, without skin
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • nutmeg
  • peanut oil, for frying
  • salt and pepper

How to prepare

This cod with parsnip purée and vegetables is delicious, easy to prepare and requires only a few ingredients. Enjoy!


  • 1 Blanch the parsnip for 3-4 minutes in a pan of boiling water.
    Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.
  • 2 Cut the roots in half lengthwise. Then cut these slices in half. Blanch the broccoli and the carrot in the pan with boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and put the vegetables briefly in ice water.
  • 3 Put the baby potatoes in a pan with cold water and salt. Bring to boil and cook the potatoes for 10-15 minutes. Cut the potatoes in half and leave to cool.
  • 4 In a small saucepan, bring the milk with the sprigs of thyme to boil. Add the parsnip and boil in the milk for 1-2 minutes until tender.
    Remove the thyme and add some nutmeg. Puree to a smooth mixture, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  • 5 Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seed and shallot. After 1 minute add the garlic and the baby potatoes and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the broccoli and carrots and fry for 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm in the oven or under tin foil.
  • 6 Pat the fish well dry and put the fish through the flour. Remove the excess flour. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fry the cod in a frying pan with oil on both sides for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and just done. Then move the pan every now and then so that the fish does not stick to the pan.
  • 7 Heat the parsnip puree. Place a little puree on a plate or bowl with the vegetables and the baby potatoes on top. Place a piece of cod on top.