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Garlic Herb Butter Cod

Adding some olive oil to the butter cuts back on saturated fat but still provides a buttery rich flavor along with the fresh herbs..
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: Clean Eating, Fish, Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Manzer


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp garlic finely mined
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley flat leaf
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 4 oz Atlantic cod fillets
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon


  • Prepare the garlic-herb butter by combining all ingredients in a microwave-safe dish and warm on low power until butter is melted.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pat cod filets
    dry with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Add filets to hot skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they become
    golden brown. Reduce heat to medium and carefully flip each fillet. Top each
    filet with an equal amount of herb butter and continue cooking for another 3-4
    minutes. While cooking, spoon the herb butter back over the filets.
  • Remove from heat and transfer fillets to individual serving plates.
    Drizzle with melted herb butter and garnish with some fresh chopped parsley and a squirt of fresh lemon juice.
  • Serve immediately with some oven-roasted asparagus tossed with remaining herb butter from skillet or your choice of sides. Enjoy!

Garlic Butter Herb Cod