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Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes, and Thyme

Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes, and Thyme

Serves 6


1 ½ cups bottled clam juice or chicken stock
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons capers, drained
3 thyme sprigs
½ cup dry white wine, Sauvignon Blanc
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
2 leeks, white and 1-inch of the green, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ pound cod fillets, cut into 6 serving pieces
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Flat-leaf parsley sprigs as a garnish
Lemon wedges as a garnish


In a large frying pan over medium high heat, bring the bottled clam juice to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, Add the mustard, capers, thyme and wine. Place a layer of potatoes in the pan and top with a layer of leeks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook until the potatoes and leeks are tender, 12 minutes.

Remove the cover from the pan and place the cod fillets on top of the leeks and potatoes. Sprinkle the lemon juice and lemon zest over the fish and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the fish is flaky, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the cover and discard the thyme sprigs.
Ladle the vegetables and fish into wide soup bowls and serve immediately garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.