Lunch / Dinner
Fish in Crazy Water
For a healthful, no-fail way to cook fish, poaching is the way to go. It’s a simple, reliable technique to incorporate subtle yet complex flavor into fish and this Fish in Crazy Water is proof.
If cod is unavailable, red snapper, halibut, sole, flounder, tilapia, grouper, and mahi mahi are all fine substitutes.
Cook carrot, fennel bulb, and garlic in oil in a sauté pan over medium heat until browned, 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, wine, olives, capers, zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper flakes; simmer until reduced by half, 10 minutes.
Add cod, cover pan, and poach over low heat until firm, 8–10 minutes. Transfer cod to shallow serving bowls. Pour crazy water over servings and top with fennel fronds.
Cut stalks from the fennel bulb. Trim root end from bulb, then halve bulb and core it before dicing.
Use a good bottle of wine — one that you can also serve. Reducing the mixture intensifies the flavors.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 638mg 26%
Carbs 10g 3%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.