Cod With Pine Nut Brown Butter and Garlicky Spinach


Photo: Leigh Beisch

Browning the nuts in a small amount of butter adds a rich flavor to this quick dish.
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/3 cup spinach)


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1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
4 cod or sole fillets (about 5 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (10-ounce) packages fresh spinach, washed and trimmed
Lemon wedges


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 11 Minutes

1. Melt butter in large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add nuts and 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and stir; cook 1 minute or until nuts are golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

2. Season fish with salt and pepper. Add 2 teaspoons oil to skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish; cook 2 minutes per side, until it flakes. Transfer to platter; place nuts on top of fish. Tent with foil to keep warm.

3. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel. Warm remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add garlic and spinach; cook 5 minutes, stirring until spinach wilts. Add remaining lemon juice; cook 1 minute to blend flavors. Place spinach on serving platter; top with fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.

Created date

December 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 239
Fat 12 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 329 mg
Calcium 160 mg