Sauteed Cod with Garlic and Wine

by Michelle on August 2, 2010

Mr. Tastebuds has been doing the grocery shopping ever since my surgery in May and last week he came home with a gorgeous Cod Fillet. And he wanted me to make Fish and Chips. Now I dearly love Fish and Chips which is basically a staple in every Michigander’s weekly menu but it was 95 degrees outside and there was no way I was going to be deep frying anything!

Cod is one of my very favorite fish and I’ve made it just about every which way, even steamed, but I’ve never had it sauteed. So a new recipe was born and OH MY was it good. Mr. Tastebuds was disappointed that I did not make Fish and Chips until he tasted the Sauteed Cod and then he was a happy man!!

 

This is a simple recipe to make and actually took me about 20 minutes to put dinner on the table. So it’s definitely in my Call-it-Dinner category!

Sauteed Cod

Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

1  lbs. fresh cod fillet
1 med onion, minced but save some of the onion rings for garnish
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 fresh basil leaves, minced
1 sprig of fresh tarragon, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 TBL butter
1-2 TBL EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
1/2 lemon, cut into wedges

Season one side of the fish with salt and pepper and rub it into the fish. Flip the fillet over and repeat on the other side.

In a heavy bottomed skillet, over medium heat heat the oil and add the butter. Add the minced onion and garlic and saute until onion is clear.

Add the seasoned cod and saute for about 6-8 minutes, flipping once to slightly brown both sides of the fillet. Remove cod.

Turn down burner to medium low heat and add wine to pan and deglaze, making sure to scrape up all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.

Add basil, tarragon and lemon wedges to pan. Simmer for a few minutes and then return the Cod to the pan and add the whole onion rings and simmer for about another 2-3 minutes.  Carefully remove cod to a serving plate and ladle with sauce and onion rings. Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and fresh parsley and enjoy!

 



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  • rebecca August 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    this looks amazing I adore cod so sorry i feel of the bread making band wagon my family wouldn’t eat it went to the kneading method lol

  • Joanne August 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I like this WAY better than deep fried fish and chips! Definitely a more summery meal.

  • Kim August 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    We are really starting to eat more and more fish and this looks so good to me! I do love fish and chips, but I think I really like this even more. Looks terrific.

  • Cuisine Kathleen August 2, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    This looks amazing, and I don’t even eat fish! Hope you are feeling better each day!

  • MaryMoh August 3, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Mmm…that looks very delicious. My family loves cod too. Other than salmon, cod is one that I always cook. This dish would be so good with rice…mmm

  • sadaf August 3, 2010 at 5:44 am

    oh looks so ….deliCiOus

  • kat August 3, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Such great flavors, yum!

  • Daisy August 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This looks fabulous!

  • Mimi August 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Oh yum! simple and elegant.
    Mimi

  • Kayte August 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I am figuring Mr. Tastebuds didn’t mind the switch one little bit. Oh my this looks fresh, delicious, nutritious and just plain delightful.

  • teresa August 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

    this looks so delicious, as well as very healthy! love it!

  • Maria August 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Great presentation!

  • Jenny Flake August 4, 2010 at 11:18 am

    YUM!! Looks like the perfect dinner to me :)

  • Tracy August 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    This looks so full of flavor! Yum!

  • Judy August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    This looks fabulous!

    I have a few questions for you:
    1. Does your Mr. Tastebuds laugh every time you cook something new because he KNOWS that you will be grabbing your camera to take a picture? Mine just hopes the food won’t get cold by the time I set up the shot!

    2. Are you finding that your grocery bill is going down with Mr. Tastebuds doing the shopping since your surgery? My husband started doing the shopping when he qualified for senior discount. He hates to shop, so he gets in and out of the store quickly. If it’s not on the list, he doesn’t buy it. Women tend to roam the isles, I have heard. The longer you are in the store, the more you buy. So I gotta plan carefully, even though I have to make a quick trip sometimes. I miss out on specials, so I am trying to plan the shopping list and menu from the Sunday food ads.

    • Michelle August 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      I usually take photos of my plate of food so the family is well into eating by the time I sit down! However, when Mr. Tastebuds cooks he does encourage me to photo his food as well.

      Yes, the grocery bill is less, actually about 50% of what I spend. But I bake so much and J. rarely ever buys supplies for baking…in fact he never buys baking stuff.

      My friends husband, also a blogger, is so used to his wife photographing their food that when he travels out of town for work and he takes pictures of his restaurant food and sends them to her!!

  • Fuji Mama August 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    This looks absolutely lovely, light, and refreshing! I love cod and will definitely have to try this.

  • Cookin' Canuck August 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    White wine and tarragon – you can’t go wrong. Really lovely way to prepare cod.

  • Maggy@ThreeManyCooks August 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    What a great weeknight dinner. Love any excuse to make fish. this is on the list!

  • Marti January 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Trying this recipe tonight, thanks for sharing
    Mati

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