How to make Baked Cod with Goats Cheese and Thyme – Easy Gourmet Recipe


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Make a quick and easy, gluten-free, low-calorie lunch. The lean white fish is also a good source of protein and spinach contains vitamin K for bone health


This recipe requires 10 minutes preparation time, 12 minutes cooking time, and serves 2




  • 25g soft goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 200g spinach
  • 2 x 125g skinless cod fillets
  • 2 tomatoes, each sliced into 3
  • a few thyme leaves, to serve





  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the garlic and fry very briefly to soften it. Tip in the spinach and stir until wilted. Spoon into the base of two gratin dishes, then top with the cod. Spread over some of the goat cheese and arrange the tomatoes on top.


  • Snip over a few thyme leaves, then bake for 10 mins until the fish flakes easily when tested. Serve in the dishes.



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How to make Watercress Risotto with Goats Cheese, enjoy springtime – Popular and Easy Gourmet Recipes


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Enjoy springtime treatment in a bowl with a vibrant watercress risotto with a goat cheese and hazelnut topping that complements the earthy flavors of the watercress


The recipe requires 15 minutes preparation time, 45 minutes cooking time, and serves .4




  • 120g soft goats cheese
  • 70g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated
  • 200g watercress
  • 1 small bunch of basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g risotto rice
  • 150ml white wine
  • 4 litres hot vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • 50g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped






  • Blitz most of the watercress in a food processor with the basil and 1 tbsp of the olive oil until you have a smooth purée. Set aside.



  • Heat the remaining oil and the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook on a low heat for 15 mins or until softened. Stir through the garlic and cook for 1 min. Add the rice and fry for 2 mins. Pour in the wine, simmer and reduce by half. Add half the stock and bring to a rapid simmer, stirring until the stock is absorbed. Once absorbed, add a ladleful of stock at a time and cook until the rice is al dente, stirring continuously for 20-25 mins, or until you have a loose risotto with a little bite – you may not need all the stock.



  • Stir the watercress and basil purée through the risotto with the parmesan and lemon zest. Loosen the risotto with a dash more stock or hot water and season to taste.



  • Top with the crumbled goats cheese, toasted hazelnuts, reserved watercress and a drizzle of olive oil.



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How To Make Beef Wellington with Goats cheese, Garlic and Chervil mash and Beer gravy – Popular Gourmet Recipes




Add a twist to the classic beef Wellington by serving it with an indulgent mashed potato dish.


The recipe requires 1-2 hours preparation time, 1-2 hours cooking time, and serves 6.







For the onion, beer and mustard gravy


  • 50g unsalted butter
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 onions, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 250ml strong beer or stout
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


For the pancakes


  • 120g plain flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 300ml goats milk
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh chervil
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil


For the mushroom duxelles


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 3 shallots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 500g mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 15g dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in hot water to soften
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 1 free-range egg white
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


For the beef Wellington


  • 1kg beef fillet, centre cut (preferably Welsh Black beef)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 packet ready-made puff pastry
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten


For the goats cheese, garlic and chervil mash


  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, lightly crushed
  • 1kg floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward, peeled, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground white pepper.
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 100g goats cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chervil


For the broad beans, lettuce and shallots


  • 50g butter
  • 2 shallots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 500g broad beans, out of their pods, inner membranes removed, blanched
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 4 heads Baby Gem lettuce, shredded






  • For the onion, beer and mustard gravy, melt the butter in a pan until foaming, then stir in the sugar. Add the finely chopped onions and cook over a low heat for 20-30 minutes, or until golden-brown and caramelized.


  • Stir in the mustard powder and pour in the stock and beer and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced in volume by half. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and keep warm.


  • For the pancakes, season the flour with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix with the beaten egg until well combined. Gradually add the goats milk, whisking continuously, until the mixture comes together as a smooth batter with the consistency of double cream. Add the melted butter and beat until smooth. Stir in the chopped herbs and set aside to stand for 20 minutes.


  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan and add a few tablespoons of the pancake batter, spreading it out into a circle. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden-brown underneath, then carefully flip over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes, or until golden-brown all over and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining pancake mixture to make 2-3 pancakes, adding more oil to the pan as needed.


  • Cut the pancakes into squares, lay them flat on an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper and set aside.


  • For the duxelles, melt the butter in a frying pan until foaming, then add the shallots and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Add the mushrooms and cook with the lid on for 4-5 minutes, or until tender.


  • Drain the soaked porcini mushrooms and finely chop, then add to the pan with the mushrooms. Stir in the cream and cook with the lid off for 4-5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick and creamy.


  • Set aside to cool. Once cooled, stir in the parsley and the egg white. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and blend until the mixture forms a coarse paste.


  • Spread the mushroom duxelles in an even layer over the pancakes, then cover the tray with cling film and chill in the fridge until the duxelles have set.


  • For the beef Wellington, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.


  • Season the beef with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a frying pan until very hot, then add the vegetable oil. Sear the beef all over for 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally, until the beef is golden-brown all over. Set aside to cool.


  • Roll out the pastry to a 20cm x 30cm/8in x 10in rectangle and place the duxelles-lined pancakes over the pastry. Lay the seared beef fillet in the middle, then draw the pastry and pancakes over the beef, wrapping it completely. Seal the ends of the pastry with some of the beaten egg.


  • Cut a few holes into the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape. Brush the pastry all over with the remaining beaten egg, then place the beef Wellington on a baking tray. Bake the Wellington in the oven for 25-30 minutes (for rare beef), or until the pastry is golden-brown and crisp. Keep warm.


  • For the goats’ cheese, garlic and chervil mash, melt the butter in a pan and add the lightly crushed garlic. Remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 30 minutes.


  • Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes, or until tender, then drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Place back over the heat to drive off any excess moisture, then mash with a potato masher until smooth.


  • Beat in the cream, goats cheese and garlic-infused butter, then fold in the chopped chervil. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • For the broad beans, lettuce and shallots, melt the butter in a pan and fry the shallots for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.


  • Add the blanched broad beans and chicken stock to the pan and bring to a simmer. Stir the shredded Baby Gem lettuce into the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until tender.


  • To serve, thickly slice the beef Wellington and divide among serving plates. Spoon the goats cheese, garlic and chervil mash alongside, followed by the broad beans, lettuce and shallots. Drizzle over the onion, beer and mustard gravy and serve immediately.



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