Brown Butter Black Cod
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 10 min
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
- 2 4-6 oz Wild Alaska Black Cod (Sablefish) filets
- 2 Bay Leaves, dried or fresh
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (Avocado or Walnut Oil work great here too)
- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 1 Tbsp honey or brown sugar
You only need a handful of pantry ingredients and a few minutes to prepare this luscious brown butter black cod recipe!
- Pat Black Cod dry with a napkin or paper towel, lightly coat with salt and pepper and allow to sit at room temperature for around 15 minutes.
- Add your oil and half of your butter to a pan over medium heat. Once hot, place your filets in the pan and cook for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked halfway, depending on thickness.
- Flip over once the filets are opaque halfway up the sides. If you can use a spatula to slide under the fish without it sticking it is ready to flip. Cook on the other side for another 4-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filet. It will be done once fully opaque.
- Transfer the fish to a plate, keeping the remaining butter in the pan. Cover the fish or keep warm in a low temp oven.
- Reduce heat in the pan to medium low and add the remaining butter. The butter will begin to foam. As the foam dissipates, look for brown specks and a nutty fragrance to appear. As soon as the butter becomes golden, about a minute, remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
- Remove and dispose of Bay leaves and transfer the brown butter to a small bowl and mix in the honey.
- Brush the butter sauce over the fish and serve right away with any extra sauce and white wine on the side.