15-Minute Pan-Seared Cod Recipe With Chile Lime Butter Is Fabulous by Sarah Amona

Seafood Dinner
4 months ago

15-Minute Pan-Seared Cod Recipe With Chile Lime Butter Is Fabulous

Juicy cod fillets are quickly pan seared then drizzled with a zesty lime butter. This healthy cod recipe is certainly one you do not want to lose!

Cod fillets are seasoned then quickly pan-seared. The tender, juicy fish is drizzled with a chile lime butter made with light butter, fresh lime zest, finely chopped shallows, fresh lime juice and minced serrano chiles, for a little spice. This healthy fish recipe is just loaded with flavors! 

This easy recipe is on the table in under 20 minutes! Serve this easy pan-seared cod recipe with chile lime butter with zucchinicauliflower or your favorite steamed or sautéed vegetables. It would also be delicious over a bed or quinoa or brown rice

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 3


Chili Lime Butter

  • 3 tablespoons light butter 
  • 1 teaspoons grated fresh lime zest 
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh serrano chilies, including seeds


  • 30 ounces cod fillets (should yield 3 cooked portions of 7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the chile lime butter, stir together butter, shallot, zest, lime juice, chile and salt in a bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Pat fish dry and sprinkle with salt. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until about smoking. Sear fish, using a spatula to turn once, until golden and just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Divide fish into 3 portions of 7 ounces each. Serve each serving with 1 tablespoon of chile lime butter.

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Donna John
This looks delicious!!!!
Elisa Schmitz
I love lime on fish. It has a distinct flavor that makes it so succulent. Thank you for this awesome recipe, Sarah Amona !
Planning my weekend meal prep in my mind right now ...this looks awesome so thinking of including it. Thanks for the recipe
Elisa Schmitz
Enjoy and let us know how it turns out for you, Tex !

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