Honey Garlic Pan-Fried Cod

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Honey Garlic Pan-Fried Cod
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Honey Garlic Pan-Fried Cod Recipe - #cod #fish #recipe #eatwell101 - This honey garlic cod recipe is dinner perfection in just 20 minutes! Try the pan-seared cod with rice or roasted veggies for a full restaurant-quality dinner!

Honey Garlic Pan Fried Cod Recipe – This Honey Garlic Pan Fried Cod is the perfect light and healthy protein for a complete, nourishing dinner! Cod fillets are pan-fried to flaky perfection, then drenched in a savory-sweet honey garlic sauce with mustard and lemon. You can whip up this fish recipe in less than 20 minutes and store it away for a healthy meal prep main dish or serve it for dinner with hearty side dishes for a well-rounded meal.

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Ingredients list for the pan-seared honey garlic cod recipe

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Pan-fried cod fillets

Cod is a type of white fish with firm flesh that tends to flake easily. Because of its sweetness, cod doesn’t have a fishy taste like tilapia or sometimes halibut. A cod fillet is full of flavor and goes great with any kind of seasoning. This cod recipe goes well with any side dish such as steamed asparagus, roasted vegetables, rice, or couscous.

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1. To make the honey garlic cod skillet: Season codfish fillets with salt and pepper. Let them while you prepare the sauce

2. Combine honey, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, and Cayenne in a small bowl.

3. Heat olive oil in a large stainless-steel or cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Gently cook fish on both sides until golden brown – About 4 minutes per side.

4. Pour the honey garlic sauce over the cod fillets and make sure to coat them well. Continue cooking for 2 minutes, moving the fillets around in the pan, so the sauce sticks to the fish.

5. Garnish with cilantro, crushed chili pepper, and lemon slices, and serve the honey garlic cod fillets immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the pan-fried cod recipe

  • You can use any other white fish fo this recipe: halibut, sea bass, Chilean see bass, haddock, etc…
  • Cayenne is optional but we find it adds a nice depth of flavor to the cod fillets.

What to Serve with pan-seared Cod

This fish recipe is perfect for a light, healthy meal with rice, couscous, broccoli, and asparagus, or you also can add mashed potatoes or skillet potatoes to make it more filling.

How to keep the honey garlic cod leftovers?

You can keep the cod leftovers for up to 2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

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  • LauraD

    2024-05-13 22:00:15

    Made this tonight & thoroughly enjoyed! A little sweet, a little tangy, a little kick & lots of savory! I paired with some creamed spinach. Delicious. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Marlene

    2024-05-09 17:06:33

    Every bite was absolutely melt in your mouth !

  • Vickie

    2023-10-05 12:43:40

    I made this last night -- with a few modifications. (I didn't have a 1/2 cup of honey) so used about a 1/4 cup, and added a bit more oil and lemon juice. I also a bit of turmeric and ginger. It was DELICIOUS !! Having the leftovers for lunch with my salad and I'm such a happy camper right now : )

  • Jonathan Orange

    2023-08-26 19:04:07

    This recipe was amazing! Very simple instructions which made the execution just as easy. Unfortunately, I did have to swap out the whole grain dijon for the regular version since my local grocery store did not have any. The taste was still very good! My wife loved it! I will try the whole grain version next time, I'm sure that will be yummy as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Jenny

    2023-03-29 17:41:14

    This was the best fish I have had in a long time it tasted like I was eating at a fancy restaurant I did use sea bass instead that's what we fish for here in NB Canada 🇨🇦 loved it

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