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Lemon Garlic Pan Seared Cod Fillet

This recipe for pan fried cod fish in a lemon garlic wine sauce is full of different flavors and takes less than 30 minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: baked cod, baked fish, cod in white wine sauce, cod recipe, fish recipe, lemon garlic cod, recipe for pan fried cod fish, white wine sauce
Servings: 4


  • 3-5 cod fillets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream optional
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • pink salt sprinkle to your liking



  • Pat dry both sides of cod with a paper towel.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over the cod.


  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive over medium. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add white wine and heavy whipping cream bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Stir in basil, lemon juice/zest, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes then set aside to pour over fish.