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Have you been straying away from cooking fish because of the “fishy taste”?

I get it you don’t want every bite to taste like you’re sitting on the shoreline eating it survivor man style but fun fact, Cod is known for its mild less than fishy flavor. A great option for those picky eaters or people that are on the fence about fish dishes.

Season the cod well and pan fry it in a little oil & butter, then place it on top of your favorite veggies, grains, or greens for a good time. Simple, healthy, AND delicious.

Pan-Fried Cod

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Recipe by Jo Feathers Difficulty: Easy
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  • Cod
  • 1 pound Cod

  • ½ tbsp Onion powder

  • 2 tbsp Smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder

  • ½ Lemon juiced

  • 2 tbsp Oil

  • 2 tbsp Butter

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Bowl Additions
  • Arugula

  • Lemon

  • Carrots

  • Cucumber

  • Avocado

  • Cilantro

  • Parsley

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • Grains - quinoa, rice, barley, noodles

  • Japanese sweet potato


  • Slice your cod into serving-size pieces and pat dry.
  • Next season your fish with the dry seasonings (smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot add the cod and cook for about 3 minutes (each side).
  • Flip the cod and add your butter, spooning over the top of the fish until mostly dissolved then squeeze ½ a lemon over the fish.
  • Cook for about another minute until the cod is tender and flakes when touched with a fork.
  • Remove from the heat, sprinkle with the herbs, and put over a bed of greens, veggies or grains.
  • For this dish, I massaged a bowl of arugula with lemon juice and a dash of salt and a side of mashed Japanese sweet potato.


  • Cod is a bit fragile. No need to flip your fish multiple times, a few minutes on each side will do the trick and ensure your fish doesn’t crumble and flake away in the pan.
  • Handle with care but know it's still amazing even if it falls apart a bit.

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