VIDEO: The Best Poached Cod Recipe, Served with Sautéed Broccolini

Last Update: September 29, 2022

Poached cod sounds like a tall order if you’re a novice cook. But making this sophisticated seafood dish couldn’t be simpler—or more flavorful—than this easy-to-master recipe.

Tomato sauce is the star that will give this delicate, flaky fish a sparkling burst of flavor, with a little help from balsamic vinegar, honey, and soy sauce. Try marinara, tomato-basil, roasted garlic, or Tuscan pepper—whatever your pleasure. Pair it with sautéed broccolini for a super healthy, transcendent, and tasty low-carb dish. Ready to learn how to make this most perfect meal? Press play for a beautiful step-by-step guide, and see the recipe below.

Poached Cod

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 25-ounce jar tomato sauce, of any flavor
Few sprigs thyme
4 6-ounce pieces Thrive Market Cod
1 small bunch chopped parsley, to garnish
Pinch Maldon salt
12 ounces broccolini, sliced in half, lengthwise


In a wide skillet or pot over medium heat, sauté chopped onion in olive oil until it turns golden brown in color and begins to caramelize, about 7 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and let evaporate. Stir in honey and soy sauce. Let cook 1 minute.

Pour in tomato sauce and stir to combine. Add in a few sprigs of thyme and bring to a gentle boil. Slip cod into the sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let cook about 7 minutes until cooked through yet tender and flaky.

Sauté broccolini in olive oil and salt over high heat, 3 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

Remove cod to serving platter and spoon sauce over. Top with chopped parsley.

Video credits
Produced and Directed by: Liza Glucoft
Director of Photography and Editor: Naeem Munaf

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Dana Poblete

Dana's love for all creatures under the sun (bugs, too) drives her in her advocacy for ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and cruelty-free living. A natural born islander, she surfs when she can, and writes, always.

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