Coconut Poached Cod

Coconut Poached Cod

It’s a new year, and I couldn’t be more excited to create, share and connect with everyone in 2017. For me, 2016 was a year full of new beginnings, experimenting, learning, kitchen messes and tripping over photography equipment. One of my main goals for the new year is to be more organized and shall we say “ahead of the game”. This food blog called my hobby chews away at time like nothing I’ve ever done and I believe being organized and using time effectively is essential. I look forward to focussing and improving in this area.

I’m starting the new year with simplicity  and Coconut Poached Cod.  A  lovely recipe that’s super easy, quick and healthy.  The wonderful flavour comes from a reduction of wine, clam juice, saffron and tomatoes.  This delicious concentration is smoothed out with coconut milk and gives way to a luscious milk bath for your fish.  For this recipe I used cod, but any mild, firm white fish could be used with similar results.  Halibut is a great choice as well, but definitely a hit on my wallet.  Regardless of the fish used, it is imperative to generously season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper.  The thick fish fillets really need that little hug of seasoning to shine.  Also of importance is not to overcook the fish.  An approximate 1” thick piece has no need to cook more than 3-4 minutes per side.  Dry, overcooked and rubbery fish is a friend to no one.

I love this Coconut Poached Cod because it packs a lot of flavour with minimal time, effort and ingredients.  It’s easy and perfect for any night of the week yet worthy of company.  I like to serve mine atop sautéed spinach, however over rice, couscous or quinoa is also delicious.  Enjoy!

Recipe Source:  Compelled To Cook

 

Coconut Poached Cod is cod fillets gently poached in a luscious tomato coconut sauce.
Coconut Poached Cod
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Cod fillets gently poached in a luscious coconut sauce.
    Servings Prep Time
    4 People 10 Minutes
    Cook Time
    20 Minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 People 10 Minutes
    Cook Time
    20 Minutes
    Coconut Poached Cod is cod fillets gently poached in a luscious tomato coconut sauce.
    Coconut Poached Cod
    Print Recipe
    Cod fillets gently poached in a luscious coconut sauce.
      Servings Prep Time
      4 People 10 Minutes
      Cook Time
      20 Minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 People 10 Minutes
      Cook Time
      20 Minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: People
      Instructions
      1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium size non stick skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until starting to soften but do not brown. Add white wine and clam juice. Allow to simmer to reduce mixture by half, approximately 5-6 minutes. Crush tomatoes with your hand and add to pan along with a generous pinch of chili flakes and saffron. Simmer gently to reduce for 4 minutes. Add coconut milk and 1/4 tsp salt and bring to a simmer.
      2. Pat cod fillets dry with a paper towel and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Add to poaching liquid and simmer gently for approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove cod to plate and spoon sauce over top. Serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      If sauce remains a little thin, allow to reduce an additional 1-2 minutes after removing cod.

      Grilled Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce

      Grilled Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce

      Today I am compelled to cook my favourite….salmon! I LOVE salmon in many forms but one of my favourites by far is grilled salmon fillet.

      This lovely recipe not only has grilled salmon as the star of the show but pink peppercorns in a tartar sauce. WOW! A fantastic combination that is not only guest worthy but totally doable any day of the week.

      The pink peppercorn is not actually a peppercorn but rather a ripe berry of the Brazilian pepper tree. They have a mild peppery taste and pair well with seafood. I won’t lie, pink peppercorns, along with green peppercorns and countless other food items are no where to be found in my little corner of the world. Thankfully I have AMAZON! The pink beauties that I have actually came all the way from the UK, free shipping too! How is a gal to resist?

       

      Grilled Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce
      Grilled Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce
      Print Recipe
      A simple yet elegant way to prepare salmon.
        Servings Prep Time
        4 people 15 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        8 minutes 1 day
        Servings Prep Time
        4 people 15 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        8 minutes 1 day
        Grilled Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce
        Grilled Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce
        Print Recipe
        A simple yet elegant way to prepare salmon.
          Servings Prep Time
          4 people 15 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          8 minutes 1 day
          Servings Prep Time
          4 people 15 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          8 minutes 1 day
          Ingredients
          Tartar Sauce
          Servings: people
          Instructions
          Tartar Sauce
          1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl, cover and allow to rest 24 hours to allow the peppercorns to soften and meld the flavours.
          Salmon Fillets
          1. Heat grill to medium high and spray with non stick spray. Rub salmon fillets with olive oil and season with cracked black pepper and sea salt.
          2. When grill is hot, grill salmon fillets for 3-4 minutes per side depending on thickness. Remove from grill and serve immediately with pink peppercorn tartar sauce.
          Recipe Notes

          Recipe Source:  Adapted from Epicurious Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Tartar Sauce, June 1998