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Poached Cod with Cherry Tomatoes - A Family Feast

Poached Cod with Tarragon and Cherry Tomatoes

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 13 mins
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 pounds skinless, boneless cod fillets (about 1” thick), cut into two pieces
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • Cooked white basmati rice, for serving
  • 2 lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet with cover, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes.
  2. Push the tomatoes to the sides of the pans and add the fish fillets. Cook the fish for two minutes (do not flip the fish).
  3. Pour the wine over the fish and place a teaspoon pat of butter on each piece of fish. Sprinkle the chopped tarragon over the fish.
  4. Cover the skillet with a lid and simmer on medium-high for 8 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the tomato skins begin to burst.
  5. Serve immediately over cooked white rice, topping the fish with the tomatoes and sauce. Serve with a wedge of lemon.