Seared Cod with Chive Butter Sauce

The original recipe is by Aaron McCargo Jr. and found at Food Network.  This is a seriously great recipe.  I’ve slightly adapted this recipe, and it’s still amazing.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 (6-ounce) wild-caught cod fillets
  • homemade bread crumbs
  • 2 pastured eggs, for egg wash
  • Real Salt
  • Freshly cracked organic peppercorn blend
  • 4 Tbsp. organic grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 organic lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1 sprig fresh organic thyme
  • 1 recipe Organic Chive Butter Sauce

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ° F.
  2. Place the fillets on a sheet tray or rack so the fish can release its natural juices.
  3. Place the bread crumbs into a shallow dish.
  4. In a separate shallow dish add 2 beaten eggs.
  5. Season both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper.
  6. Once seasoned, brush the belly side of the cod with the egg.
  7. Dip the egg side of the cod into the bread crumbs.
  8. In a cast iron skillet add grapeseed oil.
  9. Before placing fish into pan, make sure the skillet is very hot.
  10. Sear only one side of the fish (the side with the bread crumbs).
  11. Once that side is seared, place the skillet in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes until cooked.
  12. Once the fish is cooked, flip it over and add the lemon juice, butter and sprig of thyme. Let melt and baste the fish with the juice.
  13. Pour the Organic Chive Butter Sauce over the cod and serve.
  14. Enjoy!
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