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

The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2009, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4069


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary



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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.