Rating: 4.24 stars
202 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 6

If you want to impress a Newfoundlander, do it with simple goodness. This recipe is straight from Newfoundland!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x 12 inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add cod fillets and cook for 4 to 6 minutes; drain.

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  • Melt margarine in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and mix in the flour and milk. Return to stove over medium heat, and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Flake fish into baking dish, alternating layers with sauce. Sprinkle top with shredded cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is browned.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 39.1g; carbohydrates 10.3g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 107.8mg; sodium 391.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (172)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
This was a really nice homey dish for a cold night. I'm not sure it would still be traditional au Gratin but I think next time I'll layer some cheese between the fish and sauce for more melty goodness and less of a bubbly skin on top (which is still delicious lol). While this recipe doesn't have the complexity and layers of flavor that other more gourmet-types do with scores of herbs peppers etc. I feel it's really unfair for people to mark down this recipe and claim it's tasteless because of that. If you want to go ahead and doll the recipe up that's fine but it's unfair to the submitter to dock stars or whatnot because of that. Thank you for sharing:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2003
This recipe looked and smelled great but my husband and I were less than thrilled with the taste. It seemed a bit bland. Maybe some extra spices would help. Read More
(15)
202 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2006
This was a really nice homey dish for a cold night. I'm not sure it would still be traditional au Gratin but I think next time I'll layer some cheese between the fish and sauce for more melty goodness and less of a bubbly skin on top (which is still delicious lol). While this recipe doesn't have the complexity and layers of flavor that other more gourmet-types do with scores of herbs peppers etc. I feel it's really unfair for people to mark down this recipe and claim it's tasteless because of that. If you want to go ahead and doll the recipe up that's fine but it's unfair to the submitter to dock stars or whatnot because of that. Thank you for sharing:) Read More
(130)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This dish is simply awesome. I adjusted the seaoning a little based upon other reviews. For seasoning I used 1/4 tsp. black pepper, 1/4 tsp. garlic, 1/4 tsp. dry mustard and 1/2 tsp. salt. Read More
(76)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
As a Newfoundlander, I have to say that this is definitely the best Cod Au Gratin recipe out there! My husband's grandmother makes a very similar dish, and the taste always reminds of home! A layer of buttered bread crumbs will provide a nice alternative or addition to the cheese. But this recipe is great without it. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
I agree with the other reviews. I used the recipe as is...except I added about 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. I layed the cheese alternatly with the fish. I also added some garlic powder and two tablesoons of dried parsley. My husband LOVED it. The kids (ages 2 & 3) also loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2003
I took a few liberties with this recipe but the end result was pretty good. I didn't boil the fish but rather fried it in a pan to start. Since some of the other reviews said it was bland I used olive oil and garlic to fry it and added some allspice on the tops during the frying. Also with the sauce I added some cheese to give it a better taste poured that over the fish and used cheddar and a bit of swiss on the top then put the whole thing in the broiler until the cheese browned. The results were pretty good and I think I'd make it again. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2008
I really like this recipe - it is just the way my mother makes it as well (and I'm a Newfoundlandler so we know our Cod au Gratin). The only difference we have with our recipe is that we add bread crumbs to the top (this prevents the icky bubbly cheese crust and keeps the cheese gooey). I see that some people are calling this recipe "bland" but this is how it is traditionally done. Newfoundland food is mostly seasoned with salt and thats about it - not every region's food is hot and spicy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
Had this last night - everyone really liked it. I followed a reviewer's suggestion to fry the fish in olive oil and garlic before putting in the pan which put a nice flavor in it and then I topped with small amount of mozzarello and cheddar cheeses. However I think the next time I make it I'll try putting the garlic (and possible some cayenne) into the sauce and boil the fish as per recipe to cut down on calories. I also think this would be good if topped with buttered bread crumbs. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2005
A perfect recipe.I make it exactly as was given. Last night I added buttered bread crumbs it gave it a little crunch. A wonderful comfort food. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
This is a great recipe! I usually add a half teaspoon of prepared mustard to the white sauce to give it a bit of a kick. My mother used to make a variation of this and cut up hard-boiled egg through the dish. It is nice served with rice. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2003
This recipe looked and smelled great but my husband and I were less than thrilled with the taste. It seemed a bit bland. Maybe some extra spices would help. Read More
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