Steamed filet of cod with sour cream, bacon, leeks and horse radish!

Svenska här

Yesterday’s dinner was inspired by a swedish food magazine. It was fun to use the steaming device for my pot. I can’t find the proper word for it in english but here is a picture. Please let me know what you call it!

If you don’t have a steaming device, feel free to just boil your fish or why not fry it?

I also tried another thing for the first time. I’m not sure if this works with sour cream out of Sweden but if you beat our sour cream it first goes runny, then fluffs up like whipped  cream, and has a really interesting texture.

I accidentally hid the fish under the sour cream in the picture but if you look closely you can find it.

For 4 servings you need

  • Ca 600 gr filet of cod, thawed if not bought fresh. (As much fish as you would normally buy for 4 people)
  • Salt
  • 200 grams of fresh spinach (optional)
  • 150 grams of sugar peas, haricots verts or vegetable of choice

Sour cream:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pack of bacon
  • 1 leek
  • shredded horse radish to taste
  • salt and pepper


Cut the fish in 4 equal parts. Sprinkle them with 1 teaspoon of salt and set aside in room temperature for 10 minutes.

Shredd bacon and leek.

Fry golden brown.

Put on kitchen paper and let cool off. If you are frying the fish you can reserve the bacon fat to fry in.

Put the spinach in the bottom of the steaming device and the fish ontop of the spinache.

Steam the fish for about 5 minutes. I steamed my fish ontop of the boiling potatoes. (There is of course supposed to be a lid on the fish, but the picture with the lid on was really boring…)

Now put the sugar peas around the fish. Steam for a couple of more minutes.

If you boil or fry your fish you could stir fry your spinach and sugar peas instead of steaming them.

The fish is done when it parts in slices if you put a gentle pressure on it.

While the fish is steaming you can try to beat the sour cream with an electric beater to see if it thickens. Or just leave it be. Let me know what happens if you try beating it!  This is what the swedish one looks like after beating:

Blend in the bacon and leeks. Add salt, pepper and horse radish to taste.

I fried some zoodles for my fish. The rest of the family had boiled potatoes.

Serve your fish with spinach, peas and sour cream.

Bon appetite, or smaklig måltid as we say in Sweden!

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