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Roast Cod with Garlic Butter

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 9 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
For this easy cod recipe, simply cook the fish in an ovenproof skillet then top with a savory garlic butter flavored with mustard, shallots, parsley and proscuitto.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced prosciutto di Parma
  • 1 tablespoon almond, rice, or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 (7-ounce) skinless cod fillets
  • Garnish: lemon wedges

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 10 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a wide, deep, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the cod fillets with salt and pepper, and cook 4 minutes. Turn fillets over; cook 1 minute.

  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon butter mixture over the top of each fillet; transfer skillet to oven, and bake at 450° for 2 minutes or until fish is just cooked through and opaque in the center.

  4. Add any remaining butter to pan, and let melt, stirring with juices in pan; spoon over fish, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.