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Cod with Creamy Red Lentils

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This is really one DELICIOUS dish that is easy to prepare and loads with flavours. The red lentils, mixed vegetables braised in a combination of vegetable stock and sour cream make a creamy and tasty base for the white fish.

  • 100 g Onion, diced
  • 150 g Carrot, peeled and diced
  • 100 g Broccoli stem, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 200 g Red lentils
  • 400 ml Vegetable stock
  • 200 g 10% Sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 4 Cod or sea bass fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in diced onion, carrot and broccoli stem until softened. Add in minced garlic and red lentils, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in stock and sour cream. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, about 15 minutes. Add in chopped dill and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet until foaming. Season the fish lightly with salt and black pepper, then sear on both sides for 2 minutes until golden.
  4. To serve, spoon the lentils onto a serving plate and place the cod on top. Garnish with parsley leaf if desired.


Unknown 22/1/11 14:52

Looks colorful n inviting

Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams 22/1/11 15:00

Angie, cod is one my favorite fish to make on aregular basis so I ppreciate a new recipe for it. I'm liking your version of lentils with cream too.

Joy (The Herbed Kitchen) 22/1/11 15:14

Lovely recipe, red lentils are my favourite because they make such terrific creamy sauces. Your cod looks perfectly tender and moist, looking forward to trying this one out at home!

Lisa Ho 22/1/11 15:18

Thanks Angie... It looks appetising... i love red lentils :)

Ana Rita Marreiros 22/1/11 15:19

Such a simple dish and it turns into sucha good meal.



Peggy 22/1/11 15:25

what an absolutely colorful and vivid dish! I'm sure the taste matches it very well!

Belinda @zomppa 22/1/11 15:35

I love cod (New England fish, of course!), and it's great you are adding lentils here. I'm so trying to get more lentils and beans into my meals!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch 22/1/11 15:57

I've never had red lentils but after reading this I want to change that! It looks SO good, bright & colorful, just packed with flavor. Delicious!

Kate @ 22/1/11 16:23

Great choice of fish to go with the lentils - looks amazing! Lovely presentation, as always.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/1/11 16:39

Very healthy and enjoyable!



chow and chatter 22/1/11 16:46

wow this looks divine great recipe :-)

Finla 22/1/11 17:06

I love cod and this looks so so good.

Suchitra Vaidyaram 22/1/11 17:49

loved the lentils touch to your dish!

Kumi 22/1/11 18:23

The cod looks perfectly done, and I love the creamy sauce with lentils!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet 22/1/11 18:27

What a perfectly light dinner for either a weekday or weekend. The colors are beautiful. Hope you have a great weekend!!

manju 22/1/11 18:55

Angie, these are gorgeous. Lovely how the lentils provide a background for the fish.

mr. pineapple man 22/1/11 20:46

it looks delicious!! so hungry now!

something good 22/1/11 21:57

cod is an excellent choice for dinner; I might add some pesto over it :)

Jean at The Delightful Repast 22/1/11 22:54

Angie, I don't eat enough fish. When I see a dish that looks *this* good, it makes me wonder why I don't eat more fish! And I'm always interested in a new way to serve lentils.

dinewithleny 22/1/11 23:58

Wow looks delicious. And pretty as well. such nice combination of colours.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/1/11 03:13

Another wonderful way to add more fish to the weekly menu! Thank you, Angie!

kitchen flavours 23/1/11 04:00

This is a beautiful dish! I usually have my cod steamed, never on lentils before. This sounds so delicious!

ann low 23/1/11 04:20

I love cod too, in fact very much :) Your light meal dish looks so delicious, must try to make this one day. Thanks for sharing.

Victor 23/1/11 04:42

I love white fishes. Your bed of lentils looks light and delicious. I will sure try it out!

scrambledhenfruit 23/1/11 04:47

I've bookmarked this for dinner one night next week- it looks fabulous! I love red lentils and they sound like they would be great with all of the other flavors in this dish. :)

Torviewtoronto 23/1/11 05:14

healthy delicious meal lovely colours

Soumya 23/1/11 07:46

wow...amazing the color,so inviting and super delicious

tigerfish 23/1/11 10:34

Perfect one-dish meal - scores a place in my stomach!

Hayley 23/1/11 10:39

healthy and delicious for fish lovers !

OohLookBel 23/1/11 10:57

The addition of sour cream makes this is a fantastic way to serve lentils; and I love your simple treatment of the fish, cooked in butter. Yummy!

Joanne 23/1/11 14:09

I love how deliciously healthy that is. Red lentils are one of my favorite ingredients!

Faith 23/1/11 14:34

What an elegant dish! Looks like it's so full of flavor too -- the dill is a really nice addition!

Katie@Cozydelicious 23/1/11 15:03

Those lentils look amazing! I have never thought to add sour cream to lentils, I bet it is wonderful. I will have to try. I wonder if reduced fat sour cream would work, since it's what I have in my fridge.

♥peachkins♥ 23/1/11 15:18

Oh I love the looks of those lentils...

Mother Rimmy 23/1/11 15:57

What a healthy meal. Meals like this are fantastic because you get your veggies and protein all in one dish. White fish can often look so bland, but this really dresses it up. This is a must try!

Beth 23/1/11 17:19

What a delicious recipe for cod! I'm not familiar with red lentils, but it looks like a great way to try them out.

pigpigscorner 23/1/11 18:37

wow, this looks so inviting! Lovely flavours!

Rumana Rawat 23/1/11 18:40

Looks colorful n inviting:)

Ivy 23/1/11 19:14

I've never cooked red lentils before so I must try and find some next time. The dish looks delicious.

Rosemary @ Sprigs of Rosemary 23/1/11 19:29

I forget about using cod; our usual fish of choice is salmon or tuna. You've made this dish look so very appealing! I'm ready to try! The creamy lentil dish could indeed stand alone. Thanks for sharing -- and for visiting!

Hasna 23/1/11 20:45

colorful & HEALTHY DISH...

Food For Tots 23/1/11 23:25

It looks gorgeous!!! Colourful, healthy and tasty!! Never know it's so easy to prepare. Need to give it a try soon. ;)

denise @ bread expectations 24/1/11 02:36

Lentils and fish are a gorgeous combination people don't do often enough! I know I would love this!!

Claudia 24/1/11 03:13

You are right on all accounts - wonderfully inviting, colorful ( a big plus in dreary winter) and easy. And the biggest plus - looks delicious. People forget healthy can be delicious.

Brian Samuels Photography 24/1/11 04:50

I have copious amounts of lentils in our cabinet and lots of cod in our freezer. And now I have a great recipe that uses both of those things!

OysterCulture 24/1/11 04:58

cod with red lentils, sounds like a perfect way to get good protein with just about the tastiest combination possible.

Priya Suresh 24/1/11 06:18

Very tempting and nutritious dish,lovely!

Monet 24/1/11 07:16

Aren't red lentils just wonderful? I love using them in dishes...and I'm always looking for new recipes. This fish sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing it with me! I hope you have a healthy and happy week.

Bakericious 24/1/11 07:50

cod fish cook in this way looks delicious.

MaryMoh 24/1/11 10:28

Just such a healthy dish. Love it!

Dimah 24/1/11 10:35

wow this looks wonderful and so colorful!

delphcotecuisine 24/1/11 15:22

what a delicous recipe, yummy

Biren @ Roti n Rice 24/1/11 16:01

Another delcious and healthy recipe! Looks delicious too!

Stephanie 24/1/11 17:03

Wow. That looks so delicious. The red lentils really make this dish pop! I've always wanted to experiment with those little gems, and now I really have to soon. Your creation looks wonderful!


It looks incredible! I have a hard time finding red lentils around town. Not sure why. I'll have to make a substitution!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 24/1/11 19:46

I love cod, but don't always have creative ideas like this for it. Next time I make it, I will have to give this a try! It looks so very delicious, Angie. Thanks for sharing!

Juliana 24/1/11 21:55

Angie, what a lovely way to serve cod...absolutely like the idea of red beautifully done :-)

Catherine 24/1/11 22:35

Angie, Your recipes are a work of beautiful and appetizing..

A Canadian Foodie 25/1/11 00:37

Angie... I do have to eat more lentils. I never think of eating red lentils with anything. The thought doesn't cross my mind. Yet, this recipe is simple and looks really good. It is very difficult - I am finding - to change one's ways.

Elin 25/1/11 00:38

Angie...this is not just delicious it is healthy too! I must to add more lentils in my cooking. Thanks for this healthy and tasty dish;) have a good day!


Unknown 25/1/11 00:43

Such a colorful, healthy and flavorful dish. I love the red lentils, the color is beautiful;-)

Xiaolu 25/1/11 01:22

I love the double dose of healthy protein with wonderful fiber and nutrients from the lentils and veggies. You come up with some fantastic and flavorful dishes, Angie. Thanks for sharing yet another great one :).

Velva 25/1/11 01:34

We just recently prepared a Bobby Flay dish that called for cod. I know this would be a great white fish. Unfortunately for us, we cannot get fresh cod readily here in Florida (sigh). I have yet to enjoy this variety of fish.

As always, your dish looks awesome.


Anonymous 25/1/11 01:55

The cod looks perfectly flaky and delicious, great paired with that creamy lentils!

Miss Meat and Potatoes 25/1/11 02:31

Okay, okay. I'll try making lentils already... You've made them look so beautiful and inviting here. What a lovely recipe - thanks for sharing!

marla 25/1/11 02:46

Love that you put sour cream in with those lentils! This is the perfect high energy, healthy meal.

Magic of Spice 25/1/11 06:37

This is just fantastic Angie, wow such flavor...all of the best in one
dish :)Wonderful!

Noob Cook 25/1/11 07:41

This is so healthy and full of flavours!

Sanjeeta kk 25/1/11 10:32

Love that creamy lentil platter! Will use it with my veggies.

Joyti 25/1/11 12:07

Wow, I am certain that the cod dish is delicious, and with the lentils, would be wonderfully comforting in this cold weather.

Christine Ho 25/1/11 13:40

Fresh, easy, healthy and quick dish is my most favourite. Love your creation.

Roxy's Kitchen 25/1/11 18:31

This looks so healthy and delicious. Love your recipes and AMAZING pictures!!!

Unknown 25/1/11 20:55

I'm a lover of fish and those lentil how healthy and comfortable simply gorgeous :)

Maria 26/1/11 04:11

Cod is my favorite fish and I love red lentils more than any other type. Flavorful, healthy dish.

Anna's Table 27/1/11 21:54

Angie, I usually serve cod with potatoes. Serving it with lentils is a nice change. Look forward to trying this recipe.

tasteofbeirut 29/1/11 05:05

The idea of combining cod with a red lentil pilaf never occurred to me but I love it! I like the veggies also that are part of this dish.

Anonymous 1/2/11 00:02

You make everything look so scrumptious! I want to eat this now.

Raw_Girl 9/2/11 12:42

you have a fantastic blog here. Tried Google connect but the page wouldnt load. Will try again later.

Anyway - how did you get your home page to look like that (snapshots of recent recipes on top, and then having to click Read More, the tag clouds at the bottom etc)? Looks real nice!

Shanae Branham 23/2/11 22:38

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

rubah 9/3/11 19:24

I just made this, amazing recipe, thank you very much


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