Baked Cod With Beurre Blanc Sauce

Parsley sauce poured over cod and vegetables
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This elegant combination of a basic white fish like cod with a simple butter-based sauce is a starting point for any number of variations. Try it with swordfish, snapper, flounder or any fish with a relatively high-fat content, as lean fish are more prone to dry out when baked.

Here's the recipe for the beurre blanc sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 6 6-oz cod fillets
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (the juice of about ½ lemon)
  • 2 oz unsalted butter (½ stick), melted
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Ground white pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup beurre blanc sauce

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange cod fillets, skin down, on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat.
  3. With a pastry brush or even a paper towel, brush the fillets with lemon juice and then melted butter.
  4. Season with Kosher salt and with a pinch of white pepper -- about the amount of pepper you can pick up between your thumb and forefinger.
  5. Bake until the fish is opaque and is just beginning to flake, 10-15 minutes or so, brushing once with more melted butter about halfway through the cooking.
  1. Serve topped with hot beurre blanc sauce. 

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 266
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 116 mg
Sodium 883 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 35 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)