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Cod With Pine Nut Brown Butter and Garlicky Spinach

Photo: Leigh Beisch

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 11 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/3 cup spinach)
Browning the nuts in a small amount of butter adds a rich flavor to this quick dish.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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