Boiled Cod Recipe

Cheryl Cirelli
Boiled cod

Ingredients for Boiled Cod Recipe

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 pounds cod
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


  1. In a large pot, add water, salt, vinegar and basil.
  2. Stir to combine ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the cod to the boiling mixture, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Be careful not to bring back to a boil, because this can cause the cod to fall apart.
  5. Remove the fish from the pot and drain.
  6. Place the cod on a large platter and garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
Boiled Cod Recipe