IPA Poached Alaska Cod

Poached Alaska cod on a tortilla with cilantro & lime

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 Alaska Cod Fillets (6 oz each), thawed
  • 24 oz. IPA Beer (or any beer)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher Salt


Add IPA to a large pan and simmer. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Cod fillets under cold water. Turn off heat and add cod to IPA, skin side down. Return heat to a simmer (IPA should simmer, not boil).

Once simmering, cover the pan tightly and cook 4 to 5 minutes for frozen cod or 2 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Turn off the heat and let the fish rest in liquid for 5 minutes, or until opaque throughout. Remove cod from pan; baste with a little of the warm beer to amp up the hops/beer flavor in the fish. Season with a little salt, to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)