Seafood, Wine

Grilled Cod with Red Wine and Soy Sauce over warmed arugula

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For the greens try going for assorted baby lettuces. I always have fresh arugula in the fridge and that worked really well. Arugula gave the dish a nice peppery finish. The recipe below makes 4 servings.

  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine, such as a Cabernet or Merlot
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon Japanese soy sauce
  • sea salt and cracked peppercorns
  • olive oil
  • 4 – cod fillets, defrosted if frozen
  • 6 cups of assorted baby green lettuces or arugula
  1. In a small skillet (8-inch skillet) boil the wine and shallot over moderately high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. With a mesh strainer, strain the wine to remove the shallots and return wine to skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Gradually add butter to skillet and whisk constantly on and off the heat until the sauce is creamy. Remove from heat and whisk in the soy sauce. Lightly season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Light a grill or iron skillet to high heat. Remove excess moisture from fish by rolling it in a paper towel. Brush the cod fillets with olive oil and cook the fish over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred and just cooked, about 2 minutes each side.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the lettuces and toss until just wilted about 30 seconds. Divide the lettuces onto plates and top with the fish.
  4. Re-heat the wine sauce, whisking over moderate heat until hot, then spoon the sauce over the fish and serve.


11 thoughts on “Grilled Cod with Red Wine and Soy Sauce over warmed arugula

  1. Oh my…. I am pretty sure my husband would declare this as his new favourite meal if he tried it. Gorgeous, perfectly cooked. Love fish. I’ve bookmarked this! x

    Posted by laurasmess | February 15, 2014, 1:01 am
  2. Fresh cod is always available in our market and your cod dish sounds delicious.

    Posted by Karen | December 9, 2013, 1:16 pm
  3. That looks delicious. I have to find a new market for fresh fish since the one we usually shop at has had some very pathetic looking fish lately. I like mine right off the hook … or at least not all gray & dry looking.

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | December 3, 2013, 12:26 pm
  4. ooooo that looks mouth watering! YUM

    Posted by For The Love of Food | December 2, 2013, 1:16 pm
  5. This looks wonderful. I love arugula as well.

    Posted by Our Growing Paynes | December 2, 2013, 8:05 am

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