I came across some really beautiful cod fish and had to give it a go. This fish ended up just beautiful. Cod is a nice, thick white fish with a nice firm bite to it. 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. Lemony goodness for a wonderful piece of cod. And of course, I can’t help but think of Captain Hook as I gobble it up!
1/4 butter, softened
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 small white onion, minced
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
2 tablespoons grated parmesan
1 tablespoon flour
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb cod filet, portioned into 3 or 4 pieces
Additional lemon slices or wedges for serving
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.