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Cod Recipe with Tomato Basil Sauce

This Italian style Cod Recipe is pan seared with a simple, fresh tomato basil sauce that's lightly seasoned with garlic and lemon.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 439kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh cod fillet
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped fine
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil 1 TBSP of fresh basil
  • 4 TBSP fresh lemon juice divided
  • 1/2 cup of water or white wine for extra flavor
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb Penne Pasta or pasta of choice


  • Boil water to cook pasta.
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, basil, salt and pepper and saute for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.
  • Then add 2 TBSP of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water (or white wine) and cherry tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are JUST beginning to wilt, about 3 minutes.
  • Place the fish in the pan and spoon some of the tomato sauce over top of the fish and add the other 2 TBPS of lemon juice.
  • Reduce heat to medium low.
  • Cover pan and cook until fish is cooked through, approx. 6-7 minutes.
  • Serve over the pasta.
  • ENJOY!!


Refrigerate cooled leftovers in an air-tight glass dish for up to 3 days.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 24.6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.2mg