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Jalapeño Buttered Cod

Jalapeno butter drizzled over grilled or sautéed cod makes the perfect healthy meal. Made in minutes and finished with fresh lime juice and basil, this recipe is sure to please family and dinner guests!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 pound fresh cod cut into fillets
  • olive oil
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup jalapeño seeded, veins removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or cilantro optional
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


Jalapeño Butter Instructions

  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the jalapeños and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until jalapeños are tender and beginning to brown. Remove from heat.
    Jalapeno Butter

Grilling Instructions

  • Spray a piece of aluminum foil (big enough to hold the fillets without the fillets touching) with cooking spray. Drizzle olive oil over the fillets and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides of the fish. Roll up the edges of the foil to make a "tray".
  • Place the "tray" on a preheated grill (350º-400º). After about 3 minutes, gently flip the fillets on the foil.
  • Continue to grill 3 additional minutes. The fillets should start to flake apart, signaling that the fish is done. If uncertain, stick a fork about half-way through thickest part and twist the fork gently. If the fish flakes, it is done. There should be no resistance.
    Jalapeno Cod Fork Test
  • Remove from the grill.

Stove Top Instructions

  • Preheat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the cod fillets with salt and pepper and place in the pan. After 3 minutes, gently flip the fillets.
  • Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, or until the fillets begin to "flake". Remove cod from pan.

Serving Instructions

  • To serve, drizzle the fish with the warm jalapeño butter, sprinkle with basil or cilantro (optional) and a squeeze of fresh lime juice over each fillet.


Serve cod with simple sides like grilled asparagus and tomato salad (olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh basil).
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