January 2015 | General

Pairing Steamed Cod with Leggiero

Enjoy this Wine & Food Pairing from Severine (our Winemaker):

Wine – Leggiero (un-oaked Chardonnay) light and crispy, with lots of citrus in the nose and in the mouth, with still some creaminess due to the fine lees elevage in the tank.

Food – Steamed white cod and sauteed vegetables such as carrots, panais (parsnip), and zucchini.




Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine.

Steamed Cod with Crisp Vegetables 


  1. 16 thin asparagus, halved crosswise
  2. 1/4 pound snow peas
  3. 1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  4. 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  5. 1/2 cup chopped mixed herbs, such as tarragon, chives and parsley
  6. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  7. Four 6-ounce cod fillets
  8. 1/4 cup dry white wine
  9. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. In a large pot fitted with 2 stackable steamer baskets or in 2 pots each fitted with a steamer basket, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Tear off four 15-inch-long sheets of foil. Mound one-fourth of the vegetables in the center of each sheet. Sprinkle the vegetables with the herbs and season with salt and pepper. Set a cod fillet on each mound of vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Top each with 1 tablespoon of wine and 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Fold up the foil edges and seal.
  2. Transfer the packages to the steamer baskets. Cover and steam for 15 minutes. Transfer the packages to a large rimmed platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Open the packages carefully, slide the fish and vegetables along with any juices onto plates and serve.