This is a Portuguese dish using a French cooking method.  Just another example of how amazing food and cooking it is.  Plus, cod is a staple in the Portuguesean diet. But, they use dried cod in many of their recipes.  Dried cod requires many hours of soaking and rinsing it in water to remove the salt in which it is preserved.  You can purchase frozen or fresh cod at the grocery store that you don’t have to soak.  As the fish and vegetables are cooking, the flavors of all the ingredients are fused together.  Plus, there are not a lot of pots and pans to clean.  Cool picture -isn’t it?  Cod drying in Norway!

Serving Size: 4-6

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 30 min


4-6 OZ. cod fillets (rinsed)
1 lemon sliced (8 pieces)
4 T chicken broth mixed with 1 t curry
4 T cream cheese (low fat)
2 medium potatoes (sliced thin)
2 T each of parsley and chives
Salt and pepper to taste
Foil or parchment paper


Prepare the foil or parchment paper-4-(12×12 inches). Place cod on each piece of paper. Put 2 lemon slices on each piece of fish. Place the sliced potatoes around the fish. Top the fish with the broth/cream cheese/parsley/chives/salt and pepper. Fold the paper/foil to seal and make a pouch. (If using paper-spray pouch with oil spray). Place the fish pouches on a baking pan and place in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Place on dinner plate and serve in pouch. NOTE: this is really a French cooking method but I am using this here because it makes a really great fish.



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