Cod Chowder with Saffron and Fingerling Potatoes
Cod Chowder with Saffron and Fingerling Potatoes might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe serves 6. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 390 calories, 31g of protein, and 16g of fat per serving. If you have leeks, clam juice, cod fillets, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the saffron threads you could follow this main course with the Saffron Ice Cream as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes.
Cook bacon in heavy large pot over medium heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
Add leeks to same pot. Cover and cook until leeks are very tender, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes.
Add clam juice, potatoes, 1/2 cup water, thyme, and saffron. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and cover. Simmer until potatoes are just tender, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. Stir in cream and reserved bacon. Season chowder to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle cod with salt and pepper; place atop chowder. Cover and cook until cod is opaque in center, about 10 minutes.
Using slotted spoon, transfer 1 cod fillet to each of 6 bowls. Ladle chowder over fish and serve.
Recommended wine: Pinot Grigio, Gruener Veltliner, Pinot Noir
Pinot Grigio, Gruener Veltliner, and Pinot Noir are my top picks for Cod. Fish is as diverse as wine, so it's hard to pick wines that go with every fish. A crisp white wine, such as a pinot grigio or Grüner Veltliner, will suit any delicately flavored white fish. Meaty, strongly flavored fish such as salmon and tuna can even handle a light red wine, such as a pinot noir. One wine you could try is Maysaran Arsheen Pinot Gris. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 18 dollars.
Maysara Arsheen Pinot GrisA bright expression of fruit right up front, greeting your palate with notes of cut grass on a warm day. The wine is anchored by crisp acidity, but not so much as to overpower a fleeting tease of sweetness that leaves you smiling. Arsheen has a smart, refreshing character that will bestow clarity to a range of preparations of fish, fowl, and pork.