A delicious 30-Minute Meal that the entire family will love. Cod cooked in a lemon butter sauce served with Basmati rice and green peas. Simple enough to serve on a busy weeknight yet elegant enough for a dinner party.
Cod Fish in a Lemon Butter Sauce
Ready in 30 Minutes!
- 2 (6 ounces) portions of codfish
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
- 3-4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 roasted red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 teaspoon capers
- A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- FOR THE GREEN PEAS:
- 1 (1 pound) bag frozen green peas
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- FOR THE WHITE RICE:
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
Begin by cooking the rice in a rice cooker following the machine’s instruction manual. Place the frozen green peas in a pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir while cooking until warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside.
Season the fish with salt and pepper and dredge both sides with flour.
Heat a pan and add oil.
Place fish in hot pan and over medium high heat cook 5 minutes on each side. Do not try to flip the fish before 5 minutes. The fish will release from the pan and will flip easily once it is cooked on the first side. It will also develop a beautiful golden-brown color. If the heat is too high and the fish browns too fast reduce the heat.
Sear the sides of the fish 30 seconds each.
Place the cooked fish on a plate and prepare the sauce.
Turn the heat off from under the pan.
Grate the garlic cloves into the pan and add chicken broth.
Cook over high heat until the broth is reduced by half.
Add lemon juice, butter, capers, crushed red pepper flakes, and chopped red pepper.
Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Add fish to the pan with the sauce and warm through.
Serve immediately with the rice and green peas.