February 13, 2013

Skillet Cod with Cilantro Lime Butter

I love it when I find a new recipe that is really super yummy and this cod dish is just that!  Of course, for me, the fact the recipe had cilantro in it is what intrigued me to begin with.  Grumpy, who thinks I am infatuated with cilantro (well, I am!) even liked the butter.  This was quick, easy and a great weeknight dinner.
Grumpy's favorite fish is cod, so I used cod in this recipe although you could use any mild white fish such as flounder or tilapia.  If you like the flavors of cumin, cilantro, and lime, you will love this recipe!

Skillet Cod with Cilantro Lime Butter

adapted from Cooking Light
Published 02/13/2013
Skillet Cod with Cilantro Lime Butter
1 serving = 1 fillet with 2 teaspoons cilantro lime butter


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4-6oz cod fillets
  • cooking spray
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon rated lime rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of fish. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray; place in pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. While fish is cooking mix together softened butter, cilantro, lime rind, paprika and salt in a small bowl. Place fish on serving platter; squeeze lime quarters over fish and serve with cilantro lime butter
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 06 mins.
Total time: 16 mins.
Tags: Cilantro, Cooking Light, Fish, lime, Seafood, Quick and Easy,


Aggie said...

I love this Shelby! That cilantro butter sounds perfect for fish.

bellini said...

This sounds healthy and delicious Shelby. I hope that today love is in the air.

From Valeries Kitchen said...

We love fish but I never think to do cod. I make have to pick some up next time I'm at Costco. Looks really good!

Joyti said...

I'm one of those odd people to whom cilantro tastes soapy. Still, your cilantro butter sounds tasty - for those who enjoy cilantro!

Anonymous said...

This was so good. Even my picky toddlers enjoyed it. Thank you!

Shelby Law Ruttan said...

Thank you! It makes me so happy when someone tries a recipe and lets me know how they felt about it (good or bad!).

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