Poached Alaska Cod with Lemon Butter Sauce

Poached Alaska Cod with Lemon Butter Sauce

1 1/2 pounds Alaska cod fillets – thawed if necessary
1 quart water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 small onion – sliced
1 bay leaf
4 peppercorn
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon salt

                    LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
 1/4           cup  butter

2 tablespoons lemon juice
Minced parsley

Cut cod into serving-size pieces. Combine water, lemon juice, onion and seasonings. Bring to boil; simmer 20 minutes. Add cod. (If necessary, add boiling water to cover cod.) Simmer, covered, 5 to 10 minutes or until cod flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove cod to platter. Pour Lemon Butter Sauce over cod; garnish with parsley.

Lemon Butter Sauce: Melt butter; add lemon juice. Serve warm. Makes about 1/3 cup.

Makes 4 to 6 servings. Recipe may be halved.