This mouthwatering cod recipe is from the January 2009 issue of Everyday Food.



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  • Thinly slice off both ends of one lemon. Cut into 8 thin slices. From remaining lemon, squeeze 1 to 2 tablespoons juice into a bowl.

  • In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Stir in escarole and 1/2 cup water. Arrange cod on top; season with salt and pepper. Place two lemon slices on each fillet. Cover, and cook until cod is opaque throughout, 12 to 14 minutes.

  • Transfer cod to a plate. Stir lemon juice into escarole mixture. Serve cod with escarole.


On the show, Martha used just 4 lemon slices (instead of 8) and squeezed half an orange over the cooked fish and escarole.

Reviews (3)

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OMG!! This was SOOOOO bland. Healthy, yes. Tasty, no. I followed the video (even finishing w/ the squeezed orange- not mentioned in recipe). Felt so bad. Apologized to my little family :( Martha, I love you but
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This was a delicious and easy recipe. I used smoked cod, as that is all Whole Foods had at the time. Subsequent to enjoying the recipe I discovered that cod is not a recommended fish on the Audubon fish list. (The National Audubon Society has prepared a list that gives seafood eaters some guidelines about which fish are problematic -- in terms of their survival as a species.)
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Sea Bass? Recipe refers to "Salmon" Sounds good - I'll try it later in the week.