Norwegian Cod with Garlic Butter


4 (7oz ea.) Norwegian Cod fillets
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 large garlic clove, peeled and minced
2 tsp. minced shallots
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Garnish: lemon slice


1.  Stir together first 10 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

2.  Heat oil in a wide, deep, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat (cast iron skillet works great!). Season the cod fillets with salt and pepper, and cook 4 minutes. Turn fillets over; cook 1 minute.

3.  Spoon 1 tablespoon butter mixture over the top of each fillet; transfer skillet to oven, and bake at 450° for 2 minutes or until fish is just cooked through and opaque in the center.

4.  Add any remaining butter to pan, and let melt, stirring with juices in pan; spoon over fish, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.