Main dish, fish/seafood
Poached Cod & Green Beans with Pesto
Using just one skillet, this easy fish recipe cooks cod right on top of fresh green beans and uses the same pan to make a flavorful sauce. The result is perfectly flaky fish, tender-crisp vegetables, a savory pan sauce and very little cleanup.
Prep time 20
Cook Time 0
Total Time 20
Makes: 4 Servings
Added sugars 0g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total sugars 5g
STEP 1 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallot starts to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
STEP 2 Sprinkle both sides of cod with salt and pepper. Spread the beans into a flat layer in the pan and gently place the cod on top. Increase heat to high, add broth, cover and cook until the fish is just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.
STEP 3 With a slotted spoon, transfer the cod and beans to a large serving plate or divide among 4 dinner plates; cover to keep warm. Cook the broth over high heat, uncovered, until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pesto. Pour the sauce over the fish and beans and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound green and/or yellow wax beans , trimmed
¾ cup thinly sliced shallot
1.25 pounds cod , cut into 4 portions
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth or “no-chicken” broth
¼ cup prepared pesto
Lemon wedges for serving