Baked Cod With A Creamy, Leek and Mushroom Orzo

Serves 2

Seasonal Baked Cod, paired with Creamy Leek and Mushroom Orzo beautifully captures the essence of the season. Fresh, flaky cod takes center stage, baked to perfection, and harmoniously married with a creamy orzo enriched with the earthy goodness of leeks and mushrooms. The result is a comforting, quality dish that celebrates the best of autumn's offerings, making it an ideal choice for a cozy evening meal.


  • 1.5 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and sliced
  • A handful of thyme
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 150g orzo
  • 250ml low-salt stock
  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche


  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  2. Tip the flour into a bowl and season. Dip each cod fillet into the flour until evenly coated. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the cod on each side for 2 mins, or until golden brown. Transfer to a roasting tin with the lemon slices on top and nestled in the thyme. Bake for 10 mins.
  3. Pan fry the leeks and mushrooms for 5 mins over a medium-high heat.
    Add the orzo and stock, and cook for 10 mins over a high heat, stirring continuously.
  4. Stir through the crème fraîche and lemon zest then season.
  5. Top the orzo with the cod and serve along with the roasted lemon slices.
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