Quick and easy way to prepare cod that is delicious and flavorful. Serve with white rice and vegetables.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Poaching Sauce:

Directions

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  • Arrange cod into the bottom of a saucepan.

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  • Mix water, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and Chinese five-spice powder together in a bowl; pour over the cod.

  • Place saucepan over high heat and bring liquid to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook at a simmer until cod flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove cod from liquid with a slotted spoon.

Cook's Note:

Can use previously frozen fish, just defrost in refrigerator for 1 day prior to cooking.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 21.6g 43% DV; carbohydrates 4.3g 1% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 40.9mg 14% DV; sodium 1201.6mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2014
Well this may have not been the prettiest looking dish but it was absolutely DELICIOUS! So simple to make perfectly tender and FULL of flavor. My little guy loved this so much he even had seconds! I served this with 'Garlic Broccoli' also from this site and brown rice...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2019
Alright flavor; I used the Chinese 5-spice and that small 3/4 tsp of red pepper flakes was certainly noticed. Pretty sure there's other cod recipes I'm going to like better so I'm moving on. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2014
Well this may have not been the prettiest looking dish but it was absolutely DELICIOUS! So simple to make perfectly tender and FULL of flavor. My little guy loved this so much he even had seconds! I served this with 'Garlic Broccoli' also from this site and brown rice...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2014
Wow, this was a HUGE hit with the whole family - even my 3 and 4y/o's (who are INCREDIBLY fussy when it comes to fish) were asking for seconds! The only changes I made were to add a little more water, and I also baked it in the oven since I was already roasting some broccoli to have as a side. I garnished the cod with fresh sliced green onion and some toasted sesame seeds - really pretty! Served it with the roasted brocc, and lo mein noodles tossed with a bit of sesame oil. Really awesome recipe. Thanks, AnnnCollin! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2015
Wow! Easy and so good! Did not change a thing except for low sodium soy sauce for the regular in the recipe. A great way to cook cod very flavourfull! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2015
This was a pretty good recipe even though I messed it up horribly at first. FYI: Fish sauce is NOT a substitution for soy sauce. Holy salty! I guess that's why you should never mess with a recipe! Still the taste was really good and the texture of the fish was perfect. Even my toddlers loved it. I'll definitely try it again but with soy sauce next time! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/11/2016
It was ok. The poaching mix had too much flavour; it obscured the taste of the fish. My only changes were that I cut the pepper flakes back to 1/2 tsp and used dried onion (forgot to buy fresh yesterday). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2014
Great dish! Served it with couscous and peanut crusted broccoli. Only thing I would do different next time is mince the ginger. I got one of the "thin strips" portion of it on my fork and it was intense! Avoided them for the rest of the meal and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2018
Very good but very salty. I'm going to try low sodium soy sauce next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2016
Really simple and easy to make. Might try adding some brown sugar next time to balance the spice. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2017
I would have given it less stars if I could. The flavor doesn't cook into the cod the cooking time is way too long to make tender flaky fish and the reason they say to remove with slotted spoon is that you can't use the poaching liquid for a sauce it is way too salty. Tough tasteless salty. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2019
Alright flavor; I used the Chinese 5-spice and that small 3/4 tsp of red pepper flakes was certainly noticed. Pretty sure there's other cod recipes I'm going to like better so I'm moving on. Read More