Pan-fried cod with prawn and lemon butter recipe

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  • Healthy

serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

not

Cooking:

15 min

Prawns and citrus fruit help give this healthy dish plenty of flavour – and it’s ready in just quarter of an hour

Ingredients

  • 4 x 150g (5oz) thick pieces cod fillet
  • 60ml (4tbsp) seasoned flour
  • 10ml (2tsp) sunflower oil
  • 65g (2½ oz) butter
  • 100g (4oz) small cooked, peeled prawns
  • Finely grated rind and juice from 1 lemon
  • 450g (1lb) spinach leaves, lightly steamed, to serve

Method

  • Dust the cod pieces with the seasoned flour. Heat the oil and half the butter in a large heavy-based frying pan until melted and foaming. Add the cod and fry for 4 mins on each side until just cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  • Wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper. Add the rest of the butter and heat until melted. Add the prawns and lemon rind and heat gently for 20-30 seconds, then stir in the lemon juice.

  • Serve the cod pieces with the cooked spinach and pour over the lemon and prawn butter. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

Top tip for making Pan-fried cod with prawn and lemon butter

You could make this dish with another white fish - such as haddock - if you prefer.

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