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Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

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Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

Introduction

Pan-seared cod fish is a culinary delight that combines the delicate flavors of cod with a luscious white wine tomato basil sauce. This recipe is not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Let’s dive into the details of creating this mouthwatering dish.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

For the Pan-Seared Cod:

  • 4 cod fillets (about 6-8 ounces each)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 lemon, sliced for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

Preparing the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté them until the onion becomes translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Creating the Tomato Basil Sauce:

  1. Pour in the diced tomatoes (with their juice) and the dry white wine. Stir well.
  2. Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until it thickens slightly.
  3. Stir in the chopped fresh basil leaves and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Keep the sauce warm while you prepare the cod.

Pan-Searing the Cod:

  1. Pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels. This helps to achieve a crispy sear.
  2. Season both sides of the cod fillets with salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the seasoned cod fillets to the skillet, skin-side down if your fillets have skin. Be cautious to avoid splattering.
  5. Cook the cod for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and easily flake with a fork.
  6. During the last minute of cooking, add minced garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.

Serving:

  1. To serve, spoon a generous amount of the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce onto each plate.
  2. Place the pan-seared cod fillets on top of the sauce.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh basil leaves for a burst of color and flavor.

Conclusion

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce is a delightful dish that brings together the mild, flaky cod with a savory and aromatic tomato basil sauce. This combination of flavors is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. It’s an elegant yet approachable recipe that can turn any meal into a special occasion.

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So, whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, give this recipe a try and savor the deliciousness of pan-seared cod swimming in a rich and flavorful white wine tomato basil sauce. Enjoy!

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Source: bakerbynature.com

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Pan-seared cod fish is a culinary delight that combines the delicate flavors of cod with a luscious white wine tomato basil sauce. This recipe is not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Let's dive into the details of creating this mouthwatering dish.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

    For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 4
Amount Per ServingCalories 860Total Fat 57gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 47gCholesterol 125mgSodium 1551mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 14gProtein 56g

The information contained herein is subject to change.

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