Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

A brisk and simple formula for Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce! On the off chance that you love codfish plans, attempt this delightful dish for supper today around evening time! So great with rice or zoodles!

Dish Seared Cod

Recently we spent the whole day (and night) at the Dutchess County Fair! I anticipate it each Summer and unquestionably didn't keep myself away from enjoying pipe cake, rotisserie Oreos, french fries, and chocolate secured bananas. We involved our early evening time attempting to win larger than usual plush toys, turning on the Ferris wheel (practically the main ride I have the guts to jump on), and walking around the tasty carnival, absorbing the late-August sun. To finish everything off, Third Eye Blind put on a night show where I certainly sang (alright… yelled) my heart out and perhaps enjoyed one such a large number of sangria slushies. The entire experience was out and out Summer enchantment!

Get the job done it to state, I'm right now recouping from a seared food aftereffect! As I type I'm tasting on a green squeeze and longing for this solid, tasty skillet singed cod I made a weekend ago. It took around 40 minutes all the way and is detonating with flavor because of new basil, succulent tomatoes, a lot of garlic, and a splendid kick of white wine. It's the sort of feast you can anticipate making and eating!

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Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:

·         Due to the delicate nature of cod, I highly suggest using a non-stick pan or skillet when making this recipe. If the cod sticks, it will likely break apart when you try to flip it, which isn’t a huge deal (it still tastes delicious) but try to avoid it if you can.
  • I haven’t tried this recipe with frozen cod, but I imagine it would work as long as it’s thawed first. I suggest reading the package instructions before trying it with this recipe.
  • If possible, purchase thicker fillets of cod, since the thin tail is very delicate and flakes easily.
  • When it comes to choosing your white wine, I suggest using one that is crisp and dry, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Cod cooks very fast, so be sure not to over cook it. It really only needs 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  • You will have plenty of pan sauce leftover, so I suggest serving this recipe with rice, quinoa, or even mashed potatoes.
·         If you love seafood as much as I do, this Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce is sure to be a hit in your home! The cod is flaky and tender, and the sauce is so flavorful! Always a hit with the whole family!


For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
·         3 large cloves garlic, finely minced
·         1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
·         1/4 cup dry white wine
·         1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
·         2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
·         1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
·         1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
·         1 teaspoon granulated sugar 
·         1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (more to taste)
For the Cod:
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         1 and 1/2 pounds fresh cod, cut into 4 fillets (or four 6 ounce fillets)
·         Salt and pepper


For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:

1.    Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add crushed red pepper flakes and garlic and saute for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they're soft and blistering, but still hold their shape, 9 to 12 minutes. Add in the white wine, stir, and allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer. Stir in the basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, sugar, and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the sauce into a bowl and set aside until needed.

For the Cod:

1.    Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Pat the cod dry with paper towels. Then season both sides of cod with salt and pepper.
2.    Place cod in the oil and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the cod over and continue cooking for another 3 to 4 minutes, OR until it's cooked through.
3.    Pour the white wine tomato basil sauce over the cod, let the sauce warm up for a minute, then remove from heat and and serve at once.


*The cooking method of this recipe has been slightly updated. The recipe and flavor are still the same!