4 Excellent Cod recipes in a pan

Cod is an affordable source of protein. Most people love the fish because of its unique,
delicious taste. Compared to most fish, cod has more “muscle meat” than most
types of fish. This quality makes it ideal to prepare as a skillet. I will
share 4 cod recipes in a pan that are worth trying.

1. Cod with capers and lemon


1/ 4 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 medium lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 pound cod fillets

¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

3 cloves garlic

¼ cup drained capers

Fresh parsley leaves

3 tablespoons unsalted butter


• Heat your oil in a sizable non-stick frying pan under medium heat till it shimmers

• Sprinkle salt, flour, and pepper on the cod

• Gently lower the cod fillets into the pan and cook until the cod achieves a
golden-brown color

• Each side should cook for around 3 minutes

• Once cooked remove the cod from the pan and cover with foil in a plate

• Adjust the heat to medium-high as you squeeze lemon on the pan

• As the lemon bubbles, add butter, capers, and garlic

• Swirl the mixture for about 1 minute to make sure the butter is melted

• Scoop the sauce over the cod, garnish with parsley leaves and serve

2. Pan fried cod & lemon butter sauce

Ingredients For the Fish

2 lbs. cod fillets

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup flour

Fresh parsley leaves for garnishing

For Lemon butter sauce

2 tablespoons of minced garlic

1/ 2cup lemon juice

1 tablespoon salt

1 cup dry white wine

1 tablespoon minced shallot

1 dash hot pepper sauce

1/ 2cup heavy cream

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

1 cup butter at room temperature

¼ teaspoon black pepper

Spices for the cod

1/ 4 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1/ 4 tablespoon thyme (dried)

1/ 4 tablespoon oregano (dried)

1/ 4 tablespoon onion powder

1/ 4 tablespoon black pepper

½ tablespoon salt

½ tablespoon garlic powder

½ tablespoon paprika


How to prepare the fish

• Mix the flour with the cod spices then coat the cod with the mixture

• Heat the oil in the pan and add the cod in the pan

• Fry the fish on the pan

• Make sure all sides are cooked

How to prepare the lemon butter sauce

• Heat a huge pan over high heat

• Add the garlic, lemon juice, shallots and wine in the pan

• Continue cooking for around 4 minutes

• Add pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire and simmer the mixture for 3 minutes

• Stir the mixture and let it cook over low heat for a minute

• Add butter and whisk the cream to mix and melt the butter completely

• Your sauce is ready to serve

• Spoon the lemon butter sauce on the plates. Serve the fish on the plates and drizzle more
lemon butter sauce on the fish

• Garnish with the fresh parsley leaves

3. Pan fried Lemon pepper cod


1 ½ pounds cod fillet

Ground pepper

1 lemon

3 tablespoons olive oil

Fresh parsley leaves


• Heat the oil in a large pan before adding the cod fillets

• Sprinkle the lemon juice over both side of the fish

• Add pepper and cook each side for 4 minutes

• Serve your cod and garnish with parsley leaves

4. Cod fillets with slaw

Ingredients For the fish

½ cup milk 

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg

1/3 saltine crackers

4-6 ounce cod fillets

Kosher salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the slaw

1 tablespoon sugar

½ cup mayonnaise

¼ teaspoon celery seeds

1 tablespoon grain mustard

2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Freshly ground pepper

Kosher saly

1 small shredded carrot

½ head light-green cabbage

1 bunch of thinly sliced scallions

1 gala apple


How to prepare the slaw

• Whisk the mustard, vinegar, mayonnaise, sugar. Celery seeds, pepper, and salt in a huge

• Incorporate the carrot, cabbage, scallions and apple mixture and refrigerate

How to prepare the cod

• Whisk the milk and egg in a medium-sized bowl

• Add the cod and allow it to soak

• Meanwhile, mix the cayenne pepper, flour, salt, and crackers on a plate

• Heat the oil in a heavy pan under medium heat

• Remove the cod from the egg mixture and transfer it on the flour mixture

• Turn it around to coat

• Fry the cod in the pan until golden-brown

• Each side should cook for 2-4 minutes

• Remove the cod from the pan and transfer it to a paper towel to drain the oil

• Season with pepper and salt

• Serve the cod with the slaw.

• You can add more mustard

Try out these 4 fantastic cod recipes in a pan and enjoy your delicious meal of super
proteins. You can share your cod recipes.

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