Recipes from French Saint Pierre and Miquelon: Cod Fillets with Cream

Recipes from French Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Cod Fillets with Cream

Country: French Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Course: Main
Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 fresh cod fillets (or cod)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives, tarragon and parsley
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the fish and place it in a buttered casserole dish. Drizzle with the wine and lemon juice and add salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to the oven and bake until a meat thermometer registers 100 degrees. Cover with aluminum foil and continue to bake until the thermometer reaches 145. Remove.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the herbs with the softened butter a little bit of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.
  4. Drain the juices from the casserole and transfer to a small pan. Bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to about 3/4 its original volume. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the butter and herb mixture and the cream, whisking constantly. Bring to a simmer for 1 or 2 minutes. Pour over fish fillets and serve.