Creamy Poached Cod
Creamy Poached Cod



  • 1 tbsp veg oil
  • 4 cod (or other flaky white fish) fillets
  • Black pepper
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 1 dried chilli
  • 1 sliced garlic clove
  • 125ml white wine
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone
  • 4 tbsp chopped basil
  • Mashed potato, to serve
  • Warm up the oil in a large pan, then season the fish fillets well and seal on both sides over a low heat, without colouring the flesh. Chuck in the lemon zest, garlic, and chilli, and gently fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the wine and milk, increase the heat and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce, then poach in the liquid for about 7 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and transfer the fish to warm serving plates. Remove the skin. Stir the mascarpone into the cooking liquid, season well, and stir in the basil just before serving. Spoon your sauce over the fish fillets, and serve with creamy mashed potato. Yum!
30 mins
4 serving

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