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    Poached Cod With Lemon-Butter Sauce

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    Chef Kate's Note:

    From Pierre Franey, a very simple presentation of cod that really brings out the best in the fish. Delicious with a rich, spicy vegetable dish. If you want to concentrate the lemon flavor, grate a little lemon peel over the finished cod. You can also add chopped capers to the sauce.

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    1. 1
      Cut cod fillets into four serving size pieces and place in large pan in one layer.
    2. 2
      Add the milk and the water to the pan so that the fish is barely covered--if necessary add more water.
    3. 3
      Add the bay leaf, the parsley sprigs, peppercorns and cloves.
    4. 4
      Bring to a simmer and cover and cook gently for three to four minutes until fish just flakes--cooking time will depend upon the thickness of the fish--do not overcook.
    5. 5
      While the fish is poaching, start the sauce by melting one tablespoon of the butter in a saucepan and briefly cooking the garlic and the shallots in the butter.
    6. 6
      Remove 1/4 cup of the poaching liquid and add it to the sauce, stirring all the while.
    7. 7
      Bring the sauce to a boil, add the lemon juice and swirl in the remaining butter, one tablespoon at a time.
    8. 8
      Remove from the heat and add the minced parsley.
    9. 9
      Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning.
    10. 10
      Drain the fish and serve it hot with the lemon-butter sauce poured over it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2006


      Often times the simple recipes are the true winners. This is easy, simple and delicious. Dinner was ready in no time. This was served with some leftover Ruby Tuesday's Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Ruby Tuesday's Creamy Mashed Cauliflower which was sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan and Spinach/Strawberry Salad Spinach/Strawberry Salad. This is an elegant meal that required minimal time in the kitchen

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    • on January 23, 2014

      This was a very easy and simple but tasty meal. I made it exactly as written, but used dried parsley instead of fresh. I served jasmine rice and tarragon green beans on the side. VERY good! Highly recommended!

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    • on December 13, 2009


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    Nutritional Facts for Poached Cod With Lemon-Butter Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (351 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 289.1
    Calories from Fat 134
    Total Fat 14.9 g
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    Cholesterol 112.4 mg
    Sodium 127.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 32.8 g

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