Braised Cod with Fennel & Tomato





 A quick stovetop braise makes this dish an easy any-night-of-the-week winner. Serve over rice, mashed or oven-roasted potatoes.

Wine pairing? An easy French Chardonnay like Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay should do the trick!

Makes 4 Servings


3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup vegetable or fish stock
2 tsp dried tarragon
2-3 stems fresh thyme
1/4 cup water
1 fennel bulb, halved, cored & thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, cored and either halved and sliced or coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
4 slices of lemon
salt and pepper to taste
4 portions of fresh cod


  1. Pour the oil, wine and stock into a large skillet, then add the fennel, tomatoes, garlic, thyme and lemon slices. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer over moderate heat for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the fish with salt, pepper and tarragon and arrange fillets in the pan, partially submerging them in the sauce.
  4. Cover and simmer until fish is opaque throughout - about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve over your choice of starch and some crusty bread to soak up any remaining sauce.

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