A simple yet incredibly flavorful Lemon Butter Cod recipe! Made with flakey cod fish, a simple seasoning, bright lemon, and ultra rich butter! It’s pan seared to achieve a light browning and flavor boost, and you can have it ready in just 25 minutes!
4 (6 oz each) cod fillets, skinless, about 1-inch thick
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp salt, or to taste
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
5 Tbsp Danish Creamery Butter, cut into 1 Tbsp pieces, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, paprika, onion powder, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
Sprinkle and spread flour mixture over both sides of the cod fillets (use up all of the mixture).
Melt 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add cod and sear until golden brown and cooked through on each side, about 3 - 4 minutes per side (fish should flake easily with a fork when done). Transfer to serving plates.
Reduce burner temperature to medium-low. Melt remaining 4 Tbsp butter in same skillet.
Add garlic and saute just until fragrant and just lightly deepened in color (but not browned), about 15 seconds.
Remove from heat and carefully pour and stir in chicken broth and lemon juice (careful it will steam!).
Immediately pour sauce over cod fillets. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.