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Poached Cod with Spinach and Broccoli

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Poached Cod with Spinach and Broccoli

This is a recipe I wrote years ago! It’s actually one of the first ones I wrote.  I had my heart set on writing a cookbook and then after I started writing it I turned to blogging.  I look back on my first few years of blogging and realize how much I’ve learned.  For years I didn’t even take any photos!  Then I took photos… without editing!  Now slowly but surely I’m starting to figure it out!

This is a re-post… with photos!

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Like I said, this recipe was written years ago but I’m really proud of it (it first appeared on LisaGCooks.com on December 11, 2012!)

I’m also proud of how far my work-in-progress website has come 🙂

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Poached Cod with Spinach and Broccoli

  • Author: Lisa G Cooks [6]
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This dish is so healthy and probably sounds bland but trust me this dish is awesome.  There is so much food here and you don’t even realize it.  This is really filling and will keep you full for a long time.  You really don’t need a starch or carb here but if you want one I would recommend just a nice piece of crusty bread.



1 Large onion, sliced in half moons

4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, cubed

2 Cloves garlic, crushed

3 Cups sodium-reduced stock, or water

¼ Cup white wine

1 lb fresh cod; cut into 4 portions

1 227 g bag spinach, washed

1 bunch broccoli cut into florets




In a large pot (with a tight fitting lid) bring the stock, wine, onions, tomatoes, and garlic up to a boil; season with salt and pepper.

When the liquid is boiling place the fish in the pot on top of the tomatoes and onions, season with salt and pepper.

Add the spinach to the pot on top of the fish; season with salt and pepper.

Immediately after adding the spinach, add the broccoli florets and again, season with salt and pepper.

Cover the pot with a lid; drop the heat to medium low and simmer for about 7 minutes.

Taste and adjust seasoning.

Serve immediately.


  1. You can use vegetable, beef, chicken or fish stock; whatever you have on hand
  2. If you don’t have stock, just use water
  3. If you are not adding wine, add a ¼ of whichever liquid you are using in its place.
  4. It would be fun to add some heat here if you like; add chili flakes when you add the liquid to the pot.
  5. To make these flavours pop it would be fun to squeeze the juice of half a lemon when the fish is cooked
  6. Serve right from the pot!
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 Minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian