Pan-Seared Cod with Cherry Tomatoes


Cod is a nice, flakey whitefish. In this recipe, it's seared to perfection and topped with flavorful bursts of cherry tomatoes and cooked spinach.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 516
Fat 36g
Saturated fat 8g
Carbohydrates 8g
Sodium 2291mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 41g
Cholesterol 111mg

Pan-Seared Cod with Cherry Tomatoes

2 fillets
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 2 (6-oz.) cod fillets
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 TB. garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 TB. capers, drained
  • 2 TB. fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 TB. fresh lemon juice


Season both sides of cod fillets with 1 teaspoon salt and [1/2] teaspoon black pepper.

In a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and unsalted butter. When butter is melted, add cod, and cook for 5 minutes per side. Remove to a serving plate.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, cherry tomatoes, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add spinach, and cook for 3 minutes.

Add remaining [1/2] teaspoon salt, remaining [1/2] teaspoon black pepper, capers, Italian parsley, and lemon juice, and cook for 2 minutes.

Spoon spinach mixture over cod fillets, and serve warm.

Tasty Tip
Capers have a nice, briny flavor, but if you don't have or like capers, you can replace them with green olives. Either ingredient adds a bit of a pungent flavor to the gentle fish flavor.

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