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Cod in a Lemon Butter Tomato Sauce

Welcome to a delicious journey where we’re going to whip up a dish that’s as easy as it is tasty – Lemon-Butter Cod with Tomato Sauce. Imagine tender cod fillets gently cooked until perfectly flaky, then bathed in a zesty and slightly spicy tomato sauce. We’ve got juicy cherry tomatoes, a hint of garlic, and a splash of lemon juice to bring it all together. And let’s not forget the fresh herbs for that final touch of flavor. This dish is all about simple ingredients coming together to create something truly special. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just treat yourself to a delightful meal, this recipe has got you covered. So, let’s grab our aprons and start cooking!

Lemon-Butter Cod with Tomato Sauce

Embark on a culinary journey to sophistication with Lemon-Butter Cod with Tomato Sauce, a dish that encapsulates the essence of gourmet cooking with its luxurious blend of flavors and textures. This recipe offers a delicate taste of France, bringing together the mild, flaky texture of cod with a rich and tangy tomato sauce, all highlighted by a zesty lemon-butter finish.

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Health Benefits of Cod

Cod is not only delicious but also packed with nutritional benefits. It’s a lean source of protein, rich in vitamins B12 and B6, and provides a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, known for their heart-health and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Ingredients:

4 cod fillets
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup heavy cream
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Ingredients:

4 cod fillets
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup heavy cream
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Instructions:

Prep the Cod:

Season the cod fillets with salt and pepper.

Cook the Cod:

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the cod fillets and cook until golden on both sides and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove the cod from the skillet and set aside.

Make the Sauce:

In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium and melt the butter.
Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in the heavy cream, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and let simmer until the sauce starts to thicken.
Add the cherry tomatoes and red pepper flakes (if using), and cook for an additional minute.

Serve:

Return the cod to the skillet, spooning the sauce over the fish. Cook for another minute to reheat the cod.
Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

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