Poached Frozen Fish

  • Makes2 to 4 servings
Poached Frozen Fish

Photo: Jodi Pudge

This recipe works equally well with frozen cod, salmon, haddock, sole, tilapia or Alaskan pollock.


  • 4 cups water

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 10 peppercorns

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 stalk celery, cut into quarters

  • 1 onion, cut into quarters

  • 400 g frozen fish fillets


  • In a wide saucepan, heat water with lemon juice, bay leaves, peppercorns, carrot, celery and onion. Simmer 15 minutes.

  • Add frozen fish fillets. Continue to simmer gently, uncovered, until fish flakes—about 3 minutes for individual fillets, 15 minutes for fish frozen together in a block.

  • Remove fillets from poaching liquid and serve.

This article was originally published on Oct 01, 2009