Friday, September 23, 2011

Simple Sauteed Fish

Simple Sautéed Cod
(4 servings)


20 oz. Fresh Cod (give or take a couple of ounces)
As Needed Salt and Black Pepper
1 – 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chopped Parsley for Garnish (Optional)


Take the fresh Cod and cut into 4 equal portions.  Pat dry with paper towels and sprinkle first side with a generous portion of salt and black pepper.  In a large sauté pan, heat one tbsp. of the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Place the fish in pan, seasoned side down and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes depending on thickness.  Season the top side with more salt and pepper while the fish is cooking.  Carefully turn the fish pieces over and continue to sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes.  Add a little more oil if needed.  The fish will turn white and start to flake when done.  Remove to a platter and top with a little parsley and serve.

Note:               I will add a little butter to the olive oil to add a little flavor.  I
                           think the combo gives you the best flavor.  You can just use
                           butter but be careful not to burn it.  The combo of butter and
                           oil gives you a higher smoke point and keeps the butter from
                           burning while still giving you the flavor you seek with butter

Note:               You can try other types of fish using this same simple recipe.  Cod
                           just happens to be one of my favorites.

Ideas for Future Efforts


  1. I tried this out this last weekend and my alaskan cod turned out really good on the second piece I cooked I squeezed a lemon on it to give it a nice kick. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Glad to hear from a reader of the blog. Everyone, please let me know how the recipes turn out for you. The GOOD, The BAD and The UGLY (problems). It was one of my favorite westerns with Clint Eastwood.