Cod with Grapes and Champagne recipe

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Ingredients:
¾ lb of cod fillets.
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste.
1 cup of Champagne.
1 whole stem of fresh tarragon.
¼ cup of whipping cream.
¼ lb of seedless green or red grapes, halved.

Directions:
Rinse the cod fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Lightly butter a shallow baking dish and a piece of foil just large enough to cover the dish.

Lay the cod fillets in the dish, folding the thin tail ends under for even thickness.

Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a small saucepan, combine the Champagne and tarragon.

Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer for 1 minute.

Carefully pour the hot liquid over the fish fillets; cover with the buttered foil and bake until the fillets flake easily at the thickest part, (about 3-5 minutes depending on their thickness).

Using a spatula, carefully remove the fillets from the liquid and transfer to paper towels. Cover with foil in order to keep warm.

Pour the liquid back into the saucepan, add the cream and bring to a boil.

Simmer until the sauce is thick enough to just coat the back of a spoon (about 5 minutes).

Discard the tarragon, stir in the grapes and taste the sauce for seasoning.

Arrange the cod fillets on individual plates, spoon the sauce over and serve immediately.

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