Seared Cod with Chive Butter Sauce


·         4 (6-ounce) cod fillets

·         Panko bread crumbs

·         2 eggs, for egg wash

·         Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

·         4 tablespoons grapeseed oil

·         1/2 lemon, juiced

·         1 tablespoon butter

·         1 sprig fresh thyme

·         Butter Sauce, recipe follows


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the fillets on a sheet tray or rack so the fish can release its natural juices.

Place the bread crumbs into a shallow dish. In a separate shallow dish add 2 beaten eggs. Season both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper. Once seasoned, brush the belly side of the cod with the egg. Dip the egg side into the bread crumbs.

In a cast iron skillet add grapeseed oil. Before placing fish into pan, make sure the skillet is very hot. Sear only 1 side of the fish (the side with the bread crumbs). Once 1 side is seared, place the skillet in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes until cooked.

Once the fish is cooked, flip it over and add the lemon juice, butter and sprig of thyme. Let melt and baste the fish with the juice.

Pour over the Butter Sauce and serve.

Butter Sauce:

·         2 cups white wine (recommended: Chardonnay)

·         2 sprigs fresh thyme

·         1 shallot, sliced

·         2 clove garlic, smashed

·         2 tablespoons heavy cream

·         1/2 lemon, juiced

·         2 tablespoons cold butter

·         3 tablespoons chopped chives

·         Freshly cracked black pepper

In saucepan, add wine, sprigs of thyme, shallot and garlic. Set on back burner to allow the wine to reduce. Once the sauce is reduced to a syrup, strain and add the heavy cream, and lemon juice and bring to a slight simmer.

Whisk in cold butter and once melted add the fresh chives and season with black pepper.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Jael wrote:
Flavored breadcrumbs would make athiynng taste good. Your dish looks wonderful.The thing Tricia and I liked about the recipe is that it doesn't take a lot of time tomake, it's so easy. This is great for picking on even when cold, just for a snack.

Thu, June 7, 2012 @ 8:06 PM

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Mon, June 11, 2012 @ 4:27 PM

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