An especially nice fish dish for the uninitiated. The sauce is an impressively rich but easy one.
1 pound cod
6 mushrooms, chopped
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons white wine
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
Lemon slices, cucumber balls, and tomato wedges, for garnish
Arrange fillets of cod in a small buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with mushrooms, parsley, shallot, salt, and pepper. Moisten with white wine. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with a fork; remove fish to serving platter. Combine flour and milk with the remaining juices in the baking pan. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened. Pour sauce over fish and garnish with lemon slices, cucumber balls, and tomato wedges.