Sauteed Cod with Polenta and Dill Sauce


Sauteed Cod with Polenta and Dill Sauce

This cod with polenta recipe is a great summer dinner. It's lightly floured and browned and goes great with a dill sauce over a bed of polenta.Note: You can change the number of people served by placing your cursor over "Servings".
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cod fillets patted dry (about 5 oz. each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup green onions, white parts only sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow plate. Dredge the cod in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess and reserve the remaining flour.
  • In a saute pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until an instant thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Transfer to a warm plate and tent with foil.
  • Deglaze the pan with wine, scraping up any of the brown bits. Add the scallion whites and garlic and cook till wine has reduced to about 1 tablespoon.
  • Whisk in the butter and reserved flour and cook till well combined and smooth. Reduce heat and whisk in cream. Cook sauce till thickened, about 2 minutes Stir in dill and season with salt.

Polenta - Heat the broth, cream and pepper in a saucepan over medium-high to boiling. Stir in cornmeal, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly until thick and smooth, 4-5 minutes. Off heat, stir in Parmesan and butter and season with salt, keep warm.

  • Serve the cod over a bed of polenta and nap with the sauce.


You can use any white-fleshed fish in place of the cod, such as, sea bass, halibut, mahi mahi or even tilapia.
Adapted from Cuisine At Home.

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