Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce

January/February 2010

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This silky tomato sauce with a touch of cream makes mild-flavored cod sing. Serve with: Farro or rice and a salad of mixed greens.

"As I was making this I was skeptical, but once I added the cream it was delicious! I served this over orzo. The combination of the wine, tomatoes and cream was perfect. Alterations: 1 tsp of corn starch, dash of dried basil after pouring...
Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce

23 Reviews for Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce


My husband loved this recipe. I thought it was okay, but I'm not a big cod fan, but I did like the sauce. I didn't have scallions so I just doubled the garlic and the sauce tasted great. Like several other people suggested, I added a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach when I added the cream and cornstarch to bulk the recipe up. Even so, you get a lot of sauce in comparison to 4 pieces of cod, and the sauce is very soupy. If you drained most of the water from the diced tomatoes first that would help thicken the sauce and make it more creamy. Otherwise, I would leave the cream out, because with that much water from the tomatoes, the cream is hardly noticeable and you could save on calories. If you love cod or tilapia, then give it a try. It's very easy to make.


It was only ok. Edible but I doubt I'll make it again


My grocery store was out of scallions the day I planned on making this. I decided to omit the scallions and thyme and use basil as was suggested. I used Tilapia as my base and served over whole wheat orzo pasta. This was the most delicious meal I think I have ever made!


Very easy dish to make! I've not made this twice and will keep it in rotation. To prevent the brothy-ness I added another 1/2 teaspoon of corn starch. I also used basil once instead of thyme. A good alteration. I added spinach after the sauce was thicker. You could use broth instead of wine and any kind of fish! One tip: I had a few pieces of cod that were thicker then the thinner pieces tasted a bit dryer. I recommend similar size pieces. I served this with couscous and a side salad and it was a hit!
Amanda, Franklin NC


Very tasty and easy dish. I made this with cod and liked the poached result. I would choose petite diced tomatoes and/or puree before adding cream, as another reviewer suggested. My sauce was very brothy, not thick as pictured. I will make it again.


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