Pan-Seared Cod Recipe With Chile Lime Butter: Do Not Lose This Easy Cod Recipe by Sarah Amona

Seafood Dinner
11 months ago
Pan-Seared Cod Recipe With Chile Lime Butter: Do Not Lose This Easy Cod Recipe

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!

Serve this easy cod recipe 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 (for example, Light Land O' Lakes Butter with Canola Oil)
  • 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, 30Seconds
I love lime on fish. It has a distinct flavor that makes it so succulent. Thank you for this awesome recipe, Sarah Amona !

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