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Pan-Roasted Cod with Lemon White Wine Sauce (with Video)
This cod recipe is seared on the stove, then finished in the oven for perfectly flaky fillets. Then topped with an amazing lemon white wine butter sauce. It is quick, easy, and perfect for a nice “fancy” weeknight meal for your family.
Do you have Spring fever yet?
It has been SO cold here, like down in the 20’s snowing like crazy cold, which has caused my little ADD brain to drift off to happy thoughts of sunshine, flowers, and Springy kind of foods.
One of the first flavors I seem to crave when Spring rolls around is lemon.
I get seriously obsessed with it to the point that I try to find ways to fit lemon into just about any recipe. I just love the way it brightens up a dish and makes me feel like Spring is just outside my door.
Tell me that lemon makes you think of Spring too.
One of the things I have been meaning to make, and haven’t in what feels like forever, is fish.
I really reallllllly love fish and, when fresh is available, I will cook it several times a week.
This time the craving hit me and I decided to give the frozen a try. I have to be honest. I think the only frozen fish I have ever used was fish sticks 😂 I guess I just had this weird thing in the back of my head that was saying, “Frozen fish? NO”. I really have no idea why.
I mean I prefer frozen veggies over canned if I can’t get fresh, and have used frozen shrimp a million and one times in recipes.
But frozen fish 😑
I blame it on Kevin
When I was craving salmon one day a while back, and it wasn’t in season, I was going to buy frozen and he lost his damn mind!
You can’t buy frozen salmon!
Why? Are the Salmon Police waiting around the corner to arrest me for not buying fresh???
I guess since he used to fish in Alaska, he became some kind of fish Natzi purist.
But, this recipe changed all of that. He really really liked it. AND that was eating it reheated the next day 😲 I was so proud of myself!
I brought him to the frozen side 🤭
Main Dish, Gluten Free, Easy Recipes
Yield: 4 to 6 servingsAuthor: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Pan-Roasted Cod with Lemon White Wine Sauce
Pan-Roasted Cod with Lemon White Wine Sauce is seared on the stove, then finished in the oven for perfectly flaky fillets. Then topped with an amazing lemon white wine butter sauce.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (for keto I use this flour)
Freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) cod fillets
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup white wine (I used a pinot grigio), can substitute chicken stock (bone broth for keto)
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (plus more for garnish)
Place the flour in a shallow dish or pie plate and season generously with salt and pepper. Dredge the fillets in the flour.
Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the fillets and sear until browned on one side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets and place the skillet in the oven. Roast until the fish is just cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the fillets from the skillet and place them on a plate.
Return the skillet to the stovetop and heat the butter and the last tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the white wine, parsley, capers and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced and thickened. Add the lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with parsley.
I loved reading your post this morning from rainy and cold Iowa. This is almost exactly what I made for dinner last night with a wonderful bottle of red wine. We are praying that this cold weather ends soon and that we won’t be craving winter food all summer! I've been on a Jamie Oliver kick as of late particularly the Italy one and the Naked Chef Takes Off. You should really try his recipe for cod wrapped in pancetta over green beans and lemons. If you love cod, this one is a keeper! x
Mmmm, Yummy overload! I want to try this at home but I'm lost with the ingredients. What's the difference between kosher salt and the ordinary salt. I also don't know what caper is, sorry! I have to search more..
Yummy! Cod fish is my favorite . It's butter like texture and melt in the mouth taste just can't tell how much I love it. This is a great recipe to try . I would recommend this to all my friends thanks!
This might seem strange as a vegetarian but I was actually inspired by your recipe to order from a site called V bites which sells meatless and fish less products so that I can recreate your pan code recipe. It all sounds like heaven to me!
I am totally drooling over this blog post. My sister is a huge fan of cod fish and she loves to try new recipes every time. I am going to pass this recipe to her and get myself a perfect Saturday treat.
oh my goodness this looks absolutely mouthwatering. I love a good lemon white wine sauce with chicken but never thought of making it with seafood. I'm definitely grabbing a few cod filets this week and giving this a go. yum!
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….