Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tomato Poached Cod with Chile Oil and Mint paired with Vinho Verde #WinePW

This flaky, delightful cod is poached in a fresh tomato sauce and then topped with crispy shallots and garlic before being drizzled with chile oil and sprinkled with mint.  Serve over rice for a complete one bowl meal.

Tomato Poached Cod with Chile Oil and Mint

I paired this delicious dish with a wonderful bottle of Broadbent Vinho Verdi for our Wine Pairing Weekend Group......


I bought this bottle of wine after Cindy of Grape Experiences invited us to explore the wines of the Vinho Verde region of Portugal.  You can learn more about it here in her invitation post.

Most of us, well I anyway, think of Port when we think of the wines of Portugal but you may be as surprised as I to learn how much more this country has to offer.  Join us on Saturday, August 8th, at 11 AM ET as we all join in twitter chat to discuss our findings.  You will find us by following #winePW.  We would love to visit with you.

Here are the topics we will be discussing........

Tomato Poached Cod with Chile Oil and MintThis Broadbent Vinho Verde that I bought from is on sale right now for only $7.99 a bottle. It would be a fantastic deal at the regular price of  $11 a bottle.  It is a blend of 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura, 10% Pedernã  all grapes that I have never heard of before this event.  

Vinho Verde is the most popular white wine from Portugal, named for it's hints of lime color and it's citrusy flavor.  I found it to be light and clean.  I immediately ordered up some bottles to enjoy poolside for the rest of the summer.  At that price, it is a perfect summer sipping wine.

This wine would be good all by itself.  It is wonderful paired with seafood.  I think it would be a great wine to drink with a Main Course Salad topped with chicken as well.  This savory tomato poached cod was topped with crisped shallots and garlic and drizzled with a chile oil.  The wine played off that spice so nicely.  I think this would be a great wine with Asian foods.

#Fish, #Cod, #Poached, #Tomatoes, #spice
Entrees, Seafood
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Tomato Poached Cod with Chile Oil

Tomato Poached Cod with Chile Oil

This flaky, delightful cod is poached in a fresh tomato sauce and then topped with crispy shallots and garlic before being drizzled with chile oil and sprinkled with mint. Serve over rice for a complete one bowl meal.
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 30 M


  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 t. crushed chipotle pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. small, sweet tomatoes, halved 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 T. tomato paste
  • 4 (6 oz) cod fillets
  • Handful of fresh mint, chopped
  • Steamed Rice for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med high heat.  Add the garlic and shallot.  Cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes, until vegetables are golden brown.  Add the crushed pepper flakes and swirl to toast for a few seconds.  Remove from heat and pour into a small bowl leaving 1 Tablespoon of the oil in the pan.
  2. Place the pan back on the heat and add the tomatoes.  Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until tomatoes burst, around 10 minutes.   Add the water and stir in the tomato paste.  Cook, stirring occasionally until thickened but still brothy.
  3. Season the cod with salt and pepper.  Place in the tomato sauce, cover and cook until the fish is opaque and flaky, 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fillets.
  4. To serve, divide the rice between 4 shallow bowls.  Top each with a fish fillet.  Pour the sauce over each and top with the garlic and shallots.  Drizzle with the chile oil and serve.


Recipe adapted from one found at NY Times.



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  1. That looks delicious! The good local tomatoes are starting to arrive, so it's possible to do a recipe like that. I wonder if you could use other fish.

    be well... mae at

  2. I did a tomato poached cod too! But mine was decidedly less fancy (and less effort) than yours. I'm saving your recipe for next time!

    1. I have a couple of recipes for tomato poached cod but when I saw this one I was intrigued. I think you will enjoy it. Great minds!!

  3. This pairing looks amazing! Can't beat "easy" in the summer (or, if you're me, just about any time of year).

  4. Looks like a delicious dish and quite a appropriate because the Portuguese love their cod!

  5. The tomato poached cod looks *so* delicious! Perfect with the Vinho Verde.

  6. I love your recipe Wendy, and the pairing sounds great!


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