Poached cod in tomato sauce

Based on 13 ratings
Christian

Christian

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef

“This dish is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that can be served with fresh bread, boiled potatoes, or rice. I love the flavor combination of this dish: The mild cod fillet meets a fruity tomato sauce, salty-sour capers, and bittersweet tarragon. If you can’t find cod fillet, halibut is a good alternative.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
400 g cod fillets
10 cherry tomatoes
shallot
1 clove garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp tomato paste
100 ml white wine
50 g tomato purée
100 g unsalted butter
1 tbsp capers in brine
1 tsp lemon zest
3 sprigs tarragon
salt
pepper
sugar
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • frying pan
  • rubber spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
789
Protein
43 g
Fat
60 g
Carb
9 g
  • Step 1/3

    Halve cherry tomatoes and mince shallot and garlic. Cut cod fillet into equal portions and season with salt.
    • 10 cherry tomatoes
    • shallot
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 400 g cod fillets
    • salt
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Halve cherry tomatoes and mince shallot and garlic. Cut cod fillet into equal portions and season with salt.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and fry until translucent. Add tomato paste and cherry tomatoes and keep frying for approx. 1 – 2 min. or until the tomato paste starts to stick to the pan. Deglaze with white wine and let simmer for approx. 5 min.
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp tomato paste
    • 100 ml white wine
    • frying pan
    • rubber spatula

    Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and fry until translucent. Add tomato paste and cherry tomatoes and keep frying for approx. 1 – 2 min. or until the tomato paste starts to stick to the pan. Deglaze with white wine and let simmer for approx. 5 min.

  • Step 3/3

    Add tomato purée, butter, and capers, and season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Heat over medium heat while stirring until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined. Add cod fillets to the tomato sauce and let cook for approx. 7 – 8 min., or until easily flaked and cooked through. Serve with fresh lemon zest and tarragon. Enjoy!
    • 50 g tomato purée
    • 100 g unsalted butter
    • 1 tbsp capers in brine
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 3 sprigs tarragon
    • salt
    • pepper
    • sugar

    Add tomato purée, butter, and capers, and season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Heat over medium heat while stirring until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined. Add cod fillets to the tomato sauce and let cook for approx. 7 – 8 min., or until easily flaked and cooked through. Serve with fresh lemon zest and tarragon. Enjoy!