Cod with Sage Garlic Butter

Cod with Sage Garlic Butter

A Cod Fish Recipe with Sage Garlic Butter that is so wickedly delicious it will melt in your mouth! Delicate yet meaty cod fillets are pan-fried and a decadent compound butter made with butter-fried sage leaves, parsley, garlic, shallots, Dijon and lemon is melted over top.

If you’ve never had fried sage leaves before…what are you waiting for? They crisp up with a flavor that is so good it is almost indescribable. I could make a meal out of them! They transform into salty, savory leaves of delight. A true love experience.

This can be made with any herbs like basil, tarragon or just double the parsley (skip the butter frying). The important thing is that you make it! Buttery. Salty. Lemony. Herby. I can’t think of a reason not to!

Cod with Sage Garlic Butter

Cod with Sage Garlic Butter
(adapted from Coastal Living)

6 large Sage leaves
1/4 cup Butter + 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons Shallots, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon All-Purpose or Rice Flour
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
Sea Salt and Fresh Black Pepper
2 tablespoons Canola Oil
1 + 1/4 pound skinless Cod Fillets
Lemon Wedges, for serving

1. In a deep, large skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium low heat. Fry the sage leaves on both sides until crispy. Remove to a small bowl and add the rest of the butter, parsley, shallots, garlic, mustard, flour and lemon juice. Stir together crushing the sage leaves into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Heat oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Season cod with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes on first side. Use a thin metal spatula to carefully turn them over. Continue cooking 2-3 more minutes. Split the butter evenly between the fillets and spread over top. Allow to cook for 2-3 more minutes. Cod will turn opaque and begin to flake apart when cooked through.

3. Remove carefully from pan, spoon melted butter in pan over top and serve with lemon wedges.

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  1. Ingrid says

    That is seriously yummy looking.I've yet to fry and herbs. I hear basil is darn good, too.~ingridBtw, hope your pops is having a delicious day!

  2. Claudia says

    Reeni – that is so welcoming- I love fried sage – and my sage is on steroids. I had better pick some. Wonderfully easy for my very busy work week ahead – another plus! Fresh and gorgeous!

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