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Pan-Seared Cod

Cod has a soft, buttery appeal that goes with cilantro, onions and crunchy pine nuts. This pan-seared cod is the easiest preparation I’ve found. —Lucy Lu Wang, Seattle, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts or sliced almonds

Directions

  • Pat cod dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Brown fillets lightly on both sides; remove from pan.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened, 4-5 minutes. Stir in wine; cook until onion is lightly browned, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes longer. Return cod to pan. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove cod from pan. Stir cilantro and pine nuts into onion; serve with fish.

One-Skillet Pasta Tips

How do you know when cod is done?

When the fish starts to look solid white, reaches an internal temp of about 145° F and flakes easily with a fork. This rule of thumb is true for most fish recipes.

What should I serve with cod?

Your fish will pair well with sides like:
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 1/4 cup onion mixture: 378 calories, 24g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • Tomcatlover
    Jun 7, 2019

    Turned out great! I made a bit more for 4 servings. Used cashews for pine nuts

  • LostInMesa
    Oct 21, 2018

    holy crap, why so much sodium?