Cod with Lime Butter Sauce

By Nell Nelson
Cod with Lime Butter Sauce
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 60 g butter
  • 4 fillets Shetland cod
  • 1 pinches cracked black pepper
  • 190 ml fish stock
  • 175 ml white wine
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 190 ml double cream
  • 60 g chilled butter, cubed

To serve

  • new potatoes
  • wedges of limes
  • parsley


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

2. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Scatter the cod fillets with cracked black pepper and sear briefly on both sides in the hot pan.

3. Transfer the cod to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until cooked through. Meanwhile make the sauce.

4. Return the frying pan to the heat, add the fish stock, wine, lime juice and cream and bubble until reduced by a third. Whisk in the chilled butter which will give the sauce a nice sheen.

5. To serve, slice a few cooked new potatoes onto the plates. Sit the cod on the potatoes and half coat with the sauce so you can still see the fish and the black pepper. Garnish with a lime wedge and parsley.

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