Cod fish is skillet roasted to perfection with a homemade garlic lemon butter on top. You’re going to love this dish!
There’s nothing quite like a good roasted fish on a summer night. Cod is a nice, thick white fish with a nice firm bite to it. We absolutely love cod, and when we came across some the other day we just had to give it a go! The topping on this was just amazing and full of flavor. It was perfect.
You’ll notice I had several different thicknesses on the filet, and yes, I did defer their cooking time so that everything came out equal. The zing from the lemon juice makes for lemony goodness on a wonderful piece of cod. Side note: does anyone else think of Captain Hook when cooking cod?
Cod Substitutes:If you can’t find cod, or would like to just add more variety of fish into your diet, you could always try:
- Stripped Bass
- Mahi Mahi
Fresh vs. Dried Basil:Certain times of year it is just difficult to find good quality fresh basil. If necessary, you can swap out the fresh basil for 2 teaspoons of dried basil.
Lemon Juice:We highly recommend fresh squeezed lemon juice and not a store bought bottled variety. There is nothing quite like fresh lemon juice on roasted cod fish. Trust us, you’ll want to have an extra lemon on hand to squeeze a bit extra on top when serving.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious fish recipes:
- Quick and Easy Sea Bass with Avocado Salsa
- Simple Grilled Swordfish
- Healthy Lemon Garlic Salmon
- Easy Lemon Baked Cod Fish
Roasted Cod With Garlic Lemon Butter
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 small white onion minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 lemon juiced
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound cod filet portioned into 3 or 4 pieces
- additional lemon slices or wedges for serving
- In a small bowl, stir together the butter, basil, garlic, onion, dijon, parmesan, flour, and lemon juice. It'll be like a weird butter paste.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Season your fish with a little salt and pepper and lay it in the hot oil. Cook for about 4 minutes.
- Flip your fish to cook the other side. Top each fillet with a large spoonful of the butter mixture. Cook another 4 minutes. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.