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Cod With Pork Belly Recipe

18th Mar 2013

This month's Eat the Seasons is the flavours of flaky fresh cod combined with crispy pork belly and seasonal purple sprouting broccoli take centre stage.

'Cod with pork belly, purple sprouting broccoli and lemon butter sauce'

This fantastically seasonal recipe, created by Matthew Tomkinson, Head Chef of our Terrace restaurant, is the perfect dish to tantalise the taste buds of your loved ones this spring. Finished off with a light lemon butter sauce, this wholesome culinary delight is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and comforted.


  • 4 150g cod fillets
  • 4 pork belly pieces, 1cm thick and 4cm long
  • 2 large Maris piper potatoes, peeled and sliced to 1cm thick
  • 20 purple sprouting broccoli spears
  • 1 lemon
  • 50g of butter
  • Olive oil
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • Salt
  • Pepper


In a large pan of boiling salted water, cook the potato slices until tender. Drain and refresh in ice cold water, strain and dry.
Dry the cod portions on some kitchen paper and lightly dust with flour, taking care to remove the excess.
In a hot non-stick frying pan, fry the cod in a little oil on each side until golden brown and just cooked in the middle.
Turn the temperature down and add the butter and a good squeeze of lemon juice, continue to cook for a minute longer. Remove from the heat but keep the pan warm.
Pour a little olive oil into a hot frying pan and cook the pork belly pieces on each side until crispy and cooked through. Remove the pork belly from the pan and keep warm.
In the same pan sauté the potato slices until golden, season and remove.
Before plating up, blanch the purple sprouting broccoli spears in a pan of boiling salted water for 3 minutes or until al dente.
To serve, place the cod, pork belly, potato slices and purple sprouting broccoli spears onto each plate and drizzle with the lemon butter sauce from the pan.

Don't fancy cooking this dish yourself? Why not visit us at the Terrace restaurant as we'll cook it for you. To make a reservation, please contact us on 01590 612324.
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