Sautéed Cod with Butter and Soy Sauce

Sautéed Cod with Butter and Soy Sauce

This sautéed cod is easy and scrumptious.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Cod fillet
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
1 1/2 tablespoons
Olive oil
as needed
Plain flour
a small amount
Salt, pepper
to taste
as needed
Dried basil
to taste


1. First, prep the fish. Wrap the cod fillet with paper towels and let it absorb the moisture. Season it with salt and pepper.
2. Coat the fish with the flour, shake off any excess flour.
3. Heat the skillet and pour in the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, place the cod skin side down and sauté it.
4. Once the cod browns, carefully flip it over so that it won't fall apart and cook the other side.
5. When both sides are browned, drizzle in desired amount of sake (or white wine) and, cover the lid and let it steam.
6. Make the butter and soy sauce-based sauce. In a skillet, melt the butter and add the soy sauce. Mix the sauce and it is done.
7. Coat the cod with the sauce, sprinkle with dried basil and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I bought some cheap cod fillets, so I made it on a whim.