Danish Poached Fish Recipe

This Danish poached fish recipe is a delicious addition to a Scandinavian smorgasbord.

Cod Fillet

Mild white fish is made flavorful by peppercorns, allspice and vinegar.

Photo By Fotolia/ampFotoStudio.com

Content Tools

MAIN ARTICLE:
Make Scandinavian Buffet Food at Home 

Danish Poached Fish Recipe

1 quart water
2 teaspoons salt
2 to 3 peppercorns
2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 whole allspice
1 bay leaf
2 pounds whole, cleaned cod or haddock
Thinly sliced cucumber, small tomato wedges, fresh parsley for garnish

In large saucepan, bring water, salt, peppercorns, vinegar, allspice and bay leaf to a boil. Boil for 10 to 20 minutes. Add fish.

Cover. Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow fish to cool in water and spice mixture.

Remove carefully to a serving platter and garnish with thinly sliced cucumbers, small tomato wedges and fresh parsley.