Pan-fried cod with prawn and lemon butter recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 354 kCal 18%
Fat 17.9g 26%
  -  Saturates 9.2g 46%
Carbohydrates 14.5g 18%
  -  of which Sugars 2.1g 2%
Protein 34.8g 70%
Salt 1.53g 26%
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  • Prawns and citrus fruit help give this healthy dish plenty of flavour – and it’s ready in just quarter of an hour


    • 4 x 150g (5oz) thick pieces cod fillet
    • 60ml (4tbsp) seasoned flour
    • 10ml (2tsp) sunflower oil
    • 65g (2½ oz) butter
    • 100g (4oz) small cooked, peeled prawns
    • Finely grated rind and juice from 1 lemon
    • 450g (1lb) spinach leaves, lightly steamed, to serve


    • Dust the cod pieces with the seasoned flour. Heat the oil and half the butter in a large heavy-based frying pan until melted and foaming. Add the cod and fry for 4 mins on each side until just cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

    • Wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper. Add the rest of the butter and heat until melted. Add the prawns and lemon rind and heat gently for 20-30 seconds, then stir in the lemon juice.

    • Serve the cod pieces with the cooked spinach and pour over the lemon and prawn butter. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

    Top tip for making Pan-fried cod with prawn and lemon butter

    You could make this dish with another white fish - such as haddock - if you prefer.

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