Olive Oil–Poached Cod

Poaching cod in olive oil produces a succulent, delicate fish that will wow your family or guests.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh cod steaks or fillets (6 oz. each)
  • 2½–3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Rinse the fillets and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Choose a pot that will just fit the fish and fill it with the oil. Bring the oil to a temperature of 210°F. Adjust the heat to keep the temperature at 210°F while poaching the fish.
  • Carefully place the steaks or fillets in the oil and poach them for 6 minutes or until the fish is opaque in color. Carefully remove the fish from the oil and put it on a plate. Sprinkle the fish with salt.
  • Spoon some of the warm oil over the fish and then drizzle it with lemon juice. Sprinkle the zest over the fish and serve it immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh cod steaks or fillets (6 oz. each)
  • 2½–3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Rinse the fillets and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Choose a pot that will just fit the fish and fill it with the oil. Bring the oil to a temperature of 210°F. Adjust the heat to keep the temperature at 210°F while poaching the fish.
  • Carefully place the steaks or fillets in the oil and poach them for 6 minutes or until the fish is opaque in color. Carefully remove the fish from the oil and put it on a plate. Sprinkle the fish with salt.
  • Spoon some of the warm oil over the fish and then drizzle it with lemon juice. Sprinkle the zest over the fish and serve it immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium670mg
Total Carbohydrate1g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein30g