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Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

One of the most delicious meals to eat in the summertime features locally-caught New England Cod. That’s because Cod is a light, flaky fish that can be easily paired with summer fresh vegetables and white wine. At Snug Harbor Fish, we offer a delicious Fried Fish sandwich that customers can request be made with Cod.

But for those customers who want to enjoy a lighter dish at home, we suggest picking up a piece of fresh Cod at Snug Harbor and cook it using our Pan-Seared Cod recipe—it will make your mouth water!

For a white wine that goes well with this dish, we suggest a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. You can easily pick up a great bottle next door at Snug Harbor Wine.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

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Ingredients for the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large cloves (or 3 smaller cloves) garlic, finely minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (more to taste)
Ingredients for the Cod:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ lb. fresh Cod, cut into four fillets (four 6-oz. fillets)
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions for the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:
  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add crushed red pepper flakes and garlic and saute for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they’re soft and blistering, but still hold their shape, about 12 minutes.
  4. Add in the white wine, stir, and allow the mixture to come to a light simmer
  5. Stir in the basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Transfer the sauce into a bowl and set aside until needed.
Instructions for the Cod:
  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick saute pan over medium heat. (Tip: Highly suggest using a non-stick pan or skillet when cooking the fish)
  2. Season both sides of cod with salt and pepper.
  3. Place cod in the oil and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Carefully flip the cod over and place the pan in the oven to continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until it’s cooked through.
  5. Pour the white wine tomato basil sauce over the cod and serve immediately.

Make the dish even more delicious by serving over fresh linguine cooked in olive oil and lemon!

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