Braised Cod with Leeks
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This braised cod with leeks is a simple, but elegant, weeknight meal.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 C leeks, split lengthwise, sliced thin, and rinsed well
  • 3 medium carrots, rinsed, peeled, and cut into thin sticks
  • 4 new (red) potatoes, rinsed and sliced into ½-inch thick circles
  • 2 C low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 12 oz cod fillets, cut into 4 portions
  • (3 oz each)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  1. Heat butter in a large sauté pan. Add leeks and carrots, and cook gently for 3–5 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add potatoes, chicken broth, parsley, and salt and pepper, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer gently until the vegetables are just tender, about 10–12 minutes.
  3. Add cod fillets, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Continue cooking over low heat for an additional 5 minutes or until the fish is white and flakes easily with a fork in the thickest part (to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F).
  4. Serve each cod fillet with 1½ cups broth and vegetables.
Delicious with Asparagus With Lemon Sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 oz cod, 1½ C broth and vegetables Calories: 158 Fat: 4 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 13 g Sodium: 437 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 17 g Cholesterol: 42 mg
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