Cod and shrimp creamy stew, a recipe in the Belgian Waterzooï style, cod loin and seafood briefly poached served with carrots, leeks, creamy sauce, quick and easy, a delicious meal or starter for entertaining.
In this recipe, cod loin is poached a few minutes in broth, drained and set aside, the veggies, carrots and leeks, are cooked separately first in white wine, then in broth. The sauce is made with a mixture of egg yolks, heavy cream and broth.
About the fish:
I used cod loin, but hake, halibut or bass would be delicious too!
About the shrimp:
I always prefer using raw shrimp, that is what I did here, I find that cooked shrimp are always overcooked to my liking.
I shelled and deveined raw shrimp, cooked them in a pan with a chunk of butter and set aside until needed. But if you are in a hurry, by all means use cooked shrimp
I used shrimp size 16/20, any size or a mix of different sizes will do.
About the sauce:
The sauce is made with egg yolks and heavy cream
Can I make it in advance:
This recipe makes a nice meal for six served with rice or boiled potatoes, or it can be a delicious starter served on its own, consider reducing the quantities in this case.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do, please leave me a comment and let me know how it went!
2 pounds (900 g.) Cod loin, skinned, deboned
1/2 pound (225 g.) Shrimp 16/20 per pound, shelled, cooked
2 tbsp. (20 g.) butter
2 shallots, thinly chopped
2 leeks, peeled, chopped in thin slices
2 carrots, peeled, thinly diced
1 liter fish or chicken broth, hot
1/2 cup (120 ml) White wine
1 pinch of saffron or turmeric
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Lemon juice
2 egg yolks
1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
Into a medium pot, bring the broth to a soft boil, cut the cod loins in strips about 1.5 inches large (3 cm), poach strips into the broth for about 4 minutes, drain and remove to a shallow dish, set aside
Into a large pan, melt the butter, add the diced carrots, cover with broth, cook until almost all evaporated, add shallots and leeks, season with salt and pepper to taste, cook for about 3 minutes stirring frequently
Add the white wine and saffron or turmeric, cook until the wine is evaporated
Cover with broth and simmer on medium/low for about 10 minutes, check that the carrots are soft to your liking, if not cook for a few minutes more, add more broth if needed, drizzle with the lemon juice, mix
Into a medium bowl, add the egg yolks and heavy cream, whisk together with a fork, add 1/2 cup of broth, season with salt and pepper to taste, pour into the vegetables, mix, just heat the cream mixture, don’t boil or the egg yolks will curdle
To serve: arrange the cod chunks into a casserole pan (if necessary, microwave the cod and shrimp a few seconds to re-heat), pour the vegetables and sauce on top, scatter the cooked shrimp, sprinkle some chopped parsley to garnish
Serve with white rice or boiled potatoes cut in chunks as a meal, or on its own as a starter, consider reducing the quantities in this case
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