tomato basil cod with butter and herbs over brown rice

Tomato Cod Butter & Herbs

Tomato Cod Butter & Herbs is a delicious dish that everyone will enjoy. Since cod is a mild tasting fish, even your picky eaters will gobble this dinner down. The cooked tomatoes add a sweet taste to the butter and herb sauce. Serve it over rice and you have a delectable dinner that is easy to make and tasty to eat.

Cod

Cod is a white fish that has a mild taste. In fact, it is considered to taste lightly sweet and is considered a good choice of fish for people who don’t enjoy the taste of a “fishy” fish! It has a somewhat flaky texture and tastes great when paired with a delicious sauce such as a lemon butter, garlic butter, or this tomato cod butter & herbs.

Cod is a lean fish that has a tremendous health benefits. For one, it is a great source of protein. Further, it has a rich source of vitamins of B12 which is good for increased energy, lowers the risk of heart disease, increases brain function, and is thought to improve your mood. Additionally, it also has a rich source of B6. Vitamin B6 is important for many things such as building a strong immune system, healthy nervous system, and brain function.

Ingredients

Don’t let the list of ingredients discourage you. This tomato cod butter & herbs is very easy to make and the ingredients come together beautifully for a tasty dinner!

Here is what you will need for this easy to make dinner:

Tomato And Herb Butter

  • 1  Shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 cup White Wine

Cod

  • 2 lbs Cod Haddock, Pollack, or Schrod are fine too
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

How To Make

Again, making this tomato cod butter & herbs is very easy and cooks quickly. From start to finish, it will take approximately 20 minutes. Dinner can be ready in 20 minutes! I love dinners like that.

Here is everything you need to make this yummy and easy cod dinner:

Butter & Herbs Sauce

  • In a small pan heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Sauté shallot and garlic for 4-5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken stock, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-17 minutes or until tomatoes break down and release their juices and liquid has almost evaporated.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the butter and fresh herbs. The herb butter should be velvety and thick. Cover and keep warm while the cod is baking.
  • Right before the cod is done, add the white wine and let simmer for a couple of minutes so that it reduces.

Cod

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Drizzle olive oil lightly on the bottom of a casserole dish large enough to fit the cod in a single layer.
  • Pat dry the cod really well and place in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle lightly with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 12-18 minutes or until easily flaked. Baking time will depend on the thickness of the cod.
  • Remove from the oven and evenly spread the tomato butter over the cod. Cover back with aluminum foil and let stand at room temperature for 1-2 minutes before serving so that the flavors come together.

White Fish Alternatives

There are a variety of white fish alternatives for cod. When mentioning the alternatives, it’s good to know that we are looking for similar fish that resemble the same mild taste, flaky texture, and health benefits that cod provides.

Pollock

Pollock is considered a white fish, however, it has more of a grey color than other white fish like haddock and cod. It is also a little fattier than cod as such it should cook a little longer. Pollock, like cod, has many vitamins and minerals such as protein, B6, omega 3 acids, and phosphorus. As a result, it is great for cognitive health, hair and skin care, and other inflammatory conditions. Additionally, since pollock is a low-calorie food, is high in protein and has fatty acids which aid in burning calories. Finally, as most fish, pollock is low in cholesterol. Thus, it helps in preventing heart disease.

Haddock

Haddock is another white fish that is similar to cod. It is a mild tasting white fish that has a low mercury content. Haddock is a lean protein, making it better for you than red meat. Additionally, there are many other benefits that come along with haddock such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals improve digestion, level hormones, strengthen bones, promote brain function, and help to prevent cancer, along with many other health benefits.

Eat Up

Whatever white fish you decide to make this delicious dinner with, you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy this is to cook. Further, it will taste even better since you understand the health benefits that come along with this tasty dinner.

Ideally, you will want to serve this over rice whether it’s white rice, brown rice, or some other kind of rice blend. However, you can also serve this tomato cod butter & herbs over pasta or with potatoes. If you wanted to make this a low carb dinner, you could skip the starch altogether and eat it by itself. Whatever your preference this tomato cod butter & herb sauce will be extremely enjoyable!

Tomato Cod Butter & Herbs

Tomato Cod Butter & Herbs is a delicious dish that everyone will enjoy. The cooked tomatoes add a sweet taste to the butter and herb sauce. Serve it over rice and you have a delectable dinner that is easy to make and tasty to eat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: fish
Servings: 6 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

Tomato Butter & Herb Sauce

  • Shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 cup White Wine

Cod

  • 2 lbs Cod Haddock, Pollack, or Schrod are fine too
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

Tomato Herb & Butter

  • In a small pan heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Sauté shallot and garlic for 4-5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken stock, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-17 minutes or until tomatoes break down and release their juices and liquid has almost evaporated.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the butter and fresh herbs. The herb butter should be velvety and thick. Cover and keep warm while the cod is baking.
  • Right before the cod is done, add the white wine and let simmer for a couple of minutes so that it reduces.

Cod

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Drizzle olive oil lightly on the bottom of a casserole dish large enough to fit the cod in a single layer.
  • Pat dry the cod really well and place in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle lightly with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 12-18 minutes or until easily flaked. Baking time will depend on the thickness of the cod.
  • Remove from the oven and evenly spread the tomato butter over the cod. Cover back with aluminum foil and let stand at room temperature for 1-2 minutes before serving so that the flavors come together.
  • ENJOY!
    tomato basil cod with butter and herbs over brown rice

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