Norwegian Cod with Garlic Butter

Serves 4


4 (7oz ea.) Cod fillets
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped 
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tsp. shallots, minced
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 the first 10 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

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

3.  Spoon 1 tablespoon of 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 the pan, and let melt, stirring with juices in pan; spoon over fish, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.