Cod Poached in Vegetable Broth


Feeling weak and unhealthy from Omega-3 fatty acid, riboflavin and vitamin D deficiency, I finally bit the bullet and bought some frozen cod fish.  It looked okay.  Just.  It has been a difficult winter for Jade and I because we love fish and there just isn’t a reliable, fresh supply in our area.  My husband didn’t really care because when he was growing up fish, eaten on Fridays, was a frozen, breaded 2 inch stick served with catsup and although he “doth protests too much,” me thinks that’s the way he still likes his fish.  Proof:  In Germany, whenever I went to stay a while in France, the horrid little sticks magically appeared in the freezer.  Et voila 😀


As a matter of fact, if you do not “adore” fish, you can eat this tasty, hearty and simple vegetable “bouillon” with just some buttered baguette slices.

Cod Poached in Vegetable Broth

1 1/2-2 lbs cod fish, cut into serving sized pieces and seasoned with salt and pepper

2 generous tbsp butter

2 leeks sliced

1 summer squash, cut into chunks

1 small zucchini, cut into chunks

1 basket cherry tomatoes, halved

4 fresh basil leaves

Salt and pepper

2 cans vegetable or chicken broth

Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet then add the leeks and saute until soft.  Add the squash, zucchini, tomatoes and basil, season with salt and pepper, then continue to saute for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the broth, bring to a vigorous boil, top with the cod pieces 😀 cover and simmer for 7 minutes.




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18 Responses to Cod Poached in Vegetable Broth

  1. alahamilton says:

    That all sound so delicious! I love fish!
    Thank you for sharing this! I will definitely remember it!

  2. Laura says:

    I am not a cod-lover but shall try this – it looks great!

  3. Sorry to hear about your fish supply. Well, you certain put together a delicious looking dish!

  4. Mad Dog says:

    School fish on Friday put me off fish completely until I was about 20 and discovered there was more to fish than overcooked cod with bones in a tasteless watery sauce. Your cod would have been a welcome Friday treat 😉

  5. Nice. Always with the cracking pics too 👌

  6. Reblogged this on Foodfhonebook and commented:

  7. A lovely poached dish. Love the bit how frozen fish magically appeared in the freezer. 🙂

  8. this looks delicious

  9. Cod isn’t one of my favorite fishes, but this looks lovely and worth a try!!!

  10. Reblogged this on eatsleepbefancy and commented:
    yummmmy, had me drooling

  11. I love fish, but have a hard time even in this city getting my hands on any that is fresh. Your cod dish looks very healthy, colorful and yummy.

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