Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

I’ve been wanting to try a new fish recipe lately. I like breaded and fried cod in fish and chips, but I’m not sure I’ve ever tried it any other way. This recipe sounded like a delicious way to change that. And healthier since there is no breading or deep frying and a healthy dose of vegetables.

A quick and easy recipe for Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce!

Recipe Author: Ashley at Baker by Nature
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The Ingredients

The fish counter at my local Publix grocery store had cod for about $15 per pound. I’m sure I could have found it frozen, but I prefer fresh when it’s available. And yes, it did smell fishy, especially while it cooked. Keep some Febreze on hand, LOL!

The rest of the ingredients were easy to find, although I did have to substitute grape tomatoes for the cherry tomatoes. I’ve read they can be a little more tart than the cherry tomatoes the recipe called for.

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce Ingredients

The Process

The timing for this recipe was right on, and the directions were very easy to follow. I had it prepped, cooked and plated in exactly 40 minutes. Not bad at all!

The author’s warning about the fish being delicate cannot be overstated (in her original post). I could see it beginning to flake apart before I even turned it! I’m not sure how I managed to keep it from falling apart when I flipped and served the filets, but I think using a non-stick pan and a large spatula helped. I wasn’t too worried, though, since the sauce probably would have hidden any breaks.

Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

So how was it?

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I really enjoyed this dish! The sauce was the most prominent taste, mainly the basil, tomato, and salt (next time I think I'll reduce the salt in the sauce by half). I was able to taste the lemon and a little heat from the red pepper flakes, but only slightly. The sauce was a bit tart, and I'm not sure how much of that was due to substituting grape tomatoes for sweeter cherry tomatoes. Still, it complimented the cod nicely. The fish was mild tasting, moist and perfectly done after only 10 minutes of cooking.
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