Sauteed Cod with Caper Butter and Lemon

Sauteed Cod with Caper Butter and Lemon

Incorporating fish into our diet has been a bit tough, especially since we live in a part of the country that’s nowhere near the ocean, and fresh fish is a bit tougher to come by.  However, one of the fish that is always readily available is cod. It also happens to be one of my favorites! It’s flaky, but meaty. The taste isn’t fishy or strong, and it takes on the flavor of whatever you season it with.  This Mediterranean style fish dish is very simple to make, and absolutely delicious!


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Cod Fillets (5-6 oz)
  • Flour for dusting
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Capers
  • Minced parsley and lemon wedges for serving


  1. Season the cod on both sides with salt and pepper
  2. Lightly dust the flatter side of the cod fillet with flour
  3. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat
  4. Saute the cod – flour side down – until it develops a bit of a crust 2-3 minutes.
  5. Turn the cod and finish cooking it on the other side – another 2-3 minute depending on the thickness of the filet
  6. Remove the cod to a plate, floured/crispy side up
  7. Turn off the heat, and melt the butter in the same pan
  8. When the butter is melted, add the capers
  9. Spoon the caper butter over the fish
  10. Garnish with parsley, and serve with a lemon wedge

We usually serve this with sauteed zucchini or kale and a rice pilaf or orzo.

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