Poached Cod With Lemon-Butter Sauce Recipe

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Poached Cod With Lemon-Butter Sauce
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  1. Cut cod fillets into four serving size pieces and place in large pan in one layer.
  2. Add the milk and the water to the pan so that the fish is barely covered-if necessary add more water.
  3. Add the bay leaf, the parsley sprigs, peppercorns and cloves.
  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. 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. Remove 1/4 cup of the poaching liquid and add it to the sauce, stirring all the while.
  7. Bring the sauce to a boil, add the lemon juice and swirl in the remaining butter, one tablespoon at a time.
  8. Remove from the heat and add the minced parsley.
  9. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning.
  10. Drain the fish and serve it hot with the lemon-butter sauce poured over it.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 249.17 Kcal (1043 kJ)
Calories from fat 103.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.54g 18%
Cholesterol 111.68mg 37%
Sodium 547.09mg 23%
Potassium 551.33mg 12%
Total Carbs 5.31g 2%
Sugars 3.91g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 2%
Protein 27.9g 56%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 110.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 70.7 Kcal (296 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.27g 18%
Cholesterol 31.69mg 37%
Sodium 155.24mg 23%
Potassium 156.44mg 12%
Total Carbs 1.51g 2%
Sugars 1.11g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.15g 2%
Protein 7.92g 56%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 14%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 31.3mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.8
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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