Cod with Lime Butter Recipe

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It may seem easy to dismiss fish for a holiday meal, but once you taste the buttery goodness in this moist and flaky lime-infused cod, you'll want it year after year. —Barbara Burge, Los Gatos, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 medium limes
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cod fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1 tablespoon butter mixture and 2 teaspoons almonds: 255 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Finely grate peel from one lime. Squeeze juice from all limes to measure 1/2 cup. Reserve 2 tablespoons juice for lime butter. In a small bowl, mix vermouth, salt and remaining lime juice.
  2. Place cod fillets in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish; pour vermouth mixture over cod. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
  3. For lime butter, in a small bowl, beat butter and cream until fluffy. Gradually add reserved juice; stir in lime peel and pepper. Serve with fish; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Cod with Lime Butter in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p54

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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