Friday, October 18, 2019

Tomato Poached Cod over Egg Noodles and The Weekly Menu #FishFridayFoodies

Light, tender cod pieces, poached in an Italian spiced tomato sauce and served over egg noodles.  A perfect way to enjoy Fish Friday.

We are sharing Poached Fish/Seafood recipes today over at Fish Friday Foodies.  Step inside and take a look........

I started this group several years ago when I was trying to find ways to incorporate more fish and seafood into my Weekly Menus.   I love seafood and fish of all sorts and would eat it nearly every night.  My husband?  Well, he is a different story.

Each month on the third Friday, my friends and I get together and share fish/seafood recipes based on a theme that is chosen by a member of the group.  This month I chose Poached Fish/Seafood.  We are always happy to have others join in the fun.  If you are a blogger and would like to join us please leave a comment in the bottom of this post.

Before I finish my griping  story about my husband let's see what poached dishes the others are sharing today.......

My husband, Frank, will eat pretty much anything I put on the table but you can always tell if it is not to his liking.  He will eat a plate, no seconds, and then be scrounging in the kitchen in a couple of hours. 

He likes deep fried fish: perch, pickerel, cod, grouper.  He also enjoys pan fried perch.  He will occasionally eat shrimp and scallops but normally just one or two, so I serve those in first course dishes quite often.

He really dislikes salmon which is one of my favorites.  He will tolerate baked cod or dishes that incorporate cod as this one I'm sharing today.  He will eat fresh tuna steaks if I grill them but don't even try to get him to eat canned tuna.  In other words, if it tastes like fish.....forget it.

So that is what I like about this dish.  I think cod is pretty flavorless so poaching it in this savory, rich tomato sauce is perfect.  I find it infuses the cod with flavor and Frank likes it because it doesn't taste at all fishy.  The Teen and the Angel Face were happy because it has noodles so this was a win/win dinner one night.  Except for the Teen's friend who has a fish allergy.  I ended up making a box of mac and cheese dinner for her LOL.

It's a quick and easy meal so afterwards we had plenty of time for carving Jack O Lanterns before homework and bedtime.

Our Teen started driver's training last week and will be on the road for the second time this evening.  We give her a hard time but she is doing very well with it.

Tomorrow we are going to Frank's brother's house to celebrate our niece, Danielle's, 21st birthday.   It seems like just yesterday I was hosting her baby shower.  Sunday, we will be having family dinner here to celebrate our eldest daughter's birthday.  I can't believe how fast time goes by. 

Other than that it's a pretty quiet week.  The Teen only has 3 days of school as Thursday and Friday are scheduled for Parent Teacher Conferences.  

Here is what I'm cooking up this week......

Dinner at Danielle's Birthday Party

Sunday-Amy's Birthday Dinner
Roast Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Squash
Corn Casserole
Monster Brains
Witches Brew
Birthday Cake

Meatless Monday
Mushroom Toasts with Poached Eggs (Moved from last week)

Chicken Noodle Soup (using carcasses from Sunday)

Chilean Stew

Corn Bread

Fish Friday
Clam Chowder in Bread Bowls

#fish, #cod, #stew, #onedishmeals, #tomatoes, #sauce, #noodles,
Entrees, Stews, Fish,
Italian Fusion
Yield: 4 servings

Tomato Poached Cod over Egg Noodles

Tomato Poached Cod over Egg Noodles

Light, tender cod pieces, poached in an Italian spiced tomato sauce and served over egg noodles. A perfect way to enjoy Fish Friday.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 30 M


  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 c. white wine
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 t. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 T. basil paste
  • 4 (6 oz) cod fillets
  • 8 oz. Wide Egg Noodles, cooked per package directions.


How to cook Tomato Poached Cod over Egg Noodles

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med high heat.  Add the onions and garlic.  Season with salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant and translucent.  Add the wine and cook until nearly evaporated.  
  2. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper, Italian seasonings and basil.   Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium, let cook until thickened and flavors have melded, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the fish fillets, nestling them into the tomato sauce, bring back to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until fish no longer translucent and flakes easily with a fork.  
  4. Meanwhile, cook noodles per package directions.  Drain and  divided between 4 shallow bowls.  Top each with a fish fillet and a generous portion of sauce.  
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  1. Flakey fish and tasty sauce in one pot? I'm in! We would love this served over noodles as well!

  2. Love this combination - and the addition of noodles definitely makes it "kid-friendly" for my household. I'm going to have to try this version soon!

  3. This sounds delicious! And so easy. Your pumpkin carving photos are awesome too.

  4. Frank sounds like my Mom when it comes to fish. She loved it fried and would not touch anything not fried, and never cod. She said she was given cod liver oil as a child on a regular basis so her war with it began.

    1. Haha...I don't think cod and cod liver oil taste at all alike but sometimes it is just the thought LOL...My mom wouldn't allow us to have a real Christmas tree because she got sick on gin once and the smell of Christmas trees made her nauseous.

  5. What a delicious one pot poached cod! Love the vibrant color of the dish.


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