Fine Herbs Poached Cod Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 2 pounds (1 kg) fresh cod steaks or fillets
  • 1 1/4 cup (310 mL) water or milk
  • 1 medium-size onion, sliced
  • 3 unpeeled lemon slices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) salt
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly chopped parsley or
    2 tablespoons (30 mL) freshly chopped dill
How to cook Fine Herbs Poached Cod:
  • Arrange cod steaks or fillets side-by-side into a 12 x 8-inch (30 x 20-cm) glass dish.
  • Pour water or milk over fish.
  • Top with onion and lemon slices, bay leaf, salt and peppercorns.
  • Microwave, uncovered, for 3 minutes on 'MAXIMUM'.
  • Delicately spoon cooking juices over fish.
  • Microwave for 4 minutes on 'MAXIMUM'.
  • Cover dish leave to rest for 3 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove fish from dish.
  • Mix together butter and flour thoroughly mix into cooking juices.
  • Stir in lemon juice and parsley or dill.
  • Mix well.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes on 'MAXIMUM'.
  • Stir.
  • Sauce should be smooth and creamy if needed, microwave sauce for 1 minute more.
  • Pour sauce over cod steaks or fillets.
Fine Herbs Poached Cod recipe


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Whatever you may think, poached cod is delicious, even more so when poached in a microwave oven. Frozen cod can also be used, but it is important to thaw it first.

Comments by Susan (08.15.09):

This recipe is excellent, I love that it can be done in the microwave. It's too hot right now to use the oven!

This recipe for Fine Herbs Poached Cod serves/makes: 4

The Fine Herbs Poached Cod recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

The photo is submitted by Susan Lord - 08.15.09

Main Ingredient: Cod (more Cod recipes)
Preparation Method: Microwave (more Microwave recipes)

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