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Lemon Butter Cod


Lemon Butter Cod

This Lemon Butter Cod is a recipe that takes me back to the simpler times of family gatherings in the heart of the Midwest. It's a dish rooted in the rich tradition of Midwestern cooking, where fresh fish from the local lakes was a staple. This dish captures the essence of those days, combining the delicate flavors of cod with the bright zest of lemon and the comforting, creamy touch of butter. Perfect for a family dinner or a cozy evening in, this recipe is sure to bring warmth and nostalgia to your table.
This tender, flavorful cod pairs beautifully with a side of buttery mashed potatoes or a warm, crusty bread to soak up the delightful sauce. For a splash of color and added freshness, consider a simple side salad with a light vinaigrette or some roasted seasonal vegetables. A glass of crisp white wine would also complement the lemony notes perfectly, making for a well-rounded, hearty meal.
4 cod fillets
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 lemons, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Start by greasing your slow cooker with a bit of the melted butter.
2. Layer the lemon slices on the bottom of the slow cooker.
3. Place the cod fillets on top of the lemon slices, ensuring they don't overlap.
4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the cod fillets.
5. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
6. Once done, sprinkle the fresh parsley over the top for a burst of color and flavor.
7. Serve the cod with the cooked lemon slices and extra sauce from the slow cooker spooned over the top.

Variations & Tips
For an extra layer of flavor, you can add a splash of white wine to the broth mixture. If you prefer a bit of spice, a pinch of red pepper flakes will do wonders. Substitute the cod with any firm white fish like halibut or haddock. For a complete one-pot meal, you can add baby potatoes and green beans to the slow cooker, arranging them around the fish.

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