Crowd-Pleasin' Cod Sandwiches

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 6


1/2 pound pacific/true cod fillets -- or ling cod
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg -- well-beaten
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 medium English muffins -- split and toasted
6 medium tomato slices
1 bunch parsley


Poach fish (see Easy Poached Fish recipe). Flake into small pieces; set aside. In medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour, mustard and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat; gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Add Worcestershire sauce; continue cooking over medium heat until thickened. Gradually stir about 1/2 cup of hot mixture into eggs; return to mixture in saucepan. Continue cooking for 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in fish; heat through. Place toasted muffin halves on baking sheet. Top each with tomato slice. Broil 3 to 4 inches from source of heat for 1 minute. Remove to serving plates; top with sauce. Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately. (NOTE: Recipe may be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd!) A West Coast Fisheries Development Foundation Recipe.