Cod with Butter Egg Sauce

Salt Poached Cod with Butter Egg Sauce

A light yet decadent main course that uses salt poaching to create a meaty, flavourful seafood dish.
Course Main
Cuisine Finnish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kathryn


  • 4 boneless cod fillets or other firm whitefish
  • 2 tbsp. Windsor Table Salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp. dried parsley


  1. Fill large skillet with approximately one inch of water. Add salt and bring just to a boil.
  2. Add fish and reduce heat to a simmer. Poach for 5-10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Remove fish to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. Meanwhile, combine melted butter, chopped eggs and parsley. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the salt water used to poach fish.
  5. Serve fish hot topped with sauce. Extra sauce can be served over rice or mashed potatoes as a side dish.