Cod Braised with Clams, Linguiça, and Potatoes
- 12 small fingerling potatoes (about 1 pound)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 8 ounces linguiça, andouille, or chorizo sausage, sliced
- 2 cups clam juice
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 12 littleneck clams
- 4 (6-ounce) cod fillets
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Boil potatoes in salted water 10 minutes or until tender; drain.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; cook 3 minutes or until almost tender. Add sausage, and cook 3 minutes. Add clam juice and tomato paste; bring to a boil. Add clams, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Add cod, and simmer, covered, 4 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Add potatoes, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Drizzle evenly with lemon juice before serving.
- Wine note: A lovely, all-purpose wine to pair with this cod recipe is the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc ($18). If you want to expand your vino repertoire, try Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1+1=3, 2004, Penedes, Spain ($12), recommended by Michael Flynn, wine director and sommelier for Kinkead's Restaurant in Washington, D.C.
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