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Simple Poached White Fish

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

Poaching is a great way to cook fish when you are feeling under the weather. This simply made dish of poached white fish is a great option when you need something that’s easy to digest,...


  • 1 medium leek, white and light green parts only, shredded
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 strips of lemon peel
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 6 ounces cod
  • Olive oil (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


100 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


7 g


2 g


1 g


16 g


114 mg


  1. Add the leeks, bay leaf, lemon peel, peppercorns, and salt to a small pot.  Pour in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add in the fish.  Add more water if the fish is not covered by at least 2/3rds.  Cover, bring to a boil, and turn off the heat. Leave to steam on top of the stove for about 7-10 minutes or until the fish is opaque.  Carefully remove the fish with a slotted spoon and, if desired, drizzle with a little olive oil. Eat with Basic White Rice and steamed vegetables.

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