Cape Cod Turkey

Cape Cod Turkey
Staff Writer
Cape Cod Turkey
Oceana Restaurant

Cape Cod Turkey

Ben Pollinger, executive chef at New York City's Oceana restaurant, shares his aquatic take on Thanksgiving featuring cod with stuffing. 

4
Servings
623
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 Ounces crabmeat
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon tarragon, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon chiles, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon shallot, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Four 6-ounce cod fillets
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Pound baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Cut a slit down the length of the cod fillet but do not cut all the way through. Season cod with salt and pepper to taste. Brush cod with softened butter. Combine all stuffing ingredients except crab. Mix well. Gently fold in crabmeat. Divide stuffing among the 4 fillets of cod, stuffing so it mounds out of the fish. Bake until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Heat a 12-inch sauté pan over high heat. Add oil and spinach. Season spinach right away with salt and pepper. Sauté quickly until just wilted. Divide spinach among 4 plates. Place cod on top of spinach.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
106g
82%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
137µg
20%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
32mg
43%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
91mg
9%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
107mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
220mg
31%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
517mg
34%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cod Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Cod Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Cod Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.