Lemon Butter Sautéed Cod Recipe

This lemon butter sautéed cod recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy fresh fish. With a perfect balance of tangy lemon and rich butter, it’s a flavorful dish that’s sure to impress.


  • 4 cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the cod: Pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the butter: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Sauté the garlic: Add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Cook the cod: Carefully place the seasoned cod fillets into the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
  5. Add lemon juice and zest: Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the cod fillets and sprinkle with lemon zest. Let it cook for another minute, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve: Transfer the cod fillets to serving plates. Spoon some of the lemon butter sauce over the top and garnish with fresh parsley.
  7. Enjoy: Serve hot with your favorite sides, such as steamed vegetables or rice. Enjoy your delicious lemon butter sautéed cod!

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