Pan-fried cod with prawn and lemon butter recipe

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Try our delicious pan-fried cod with prawn and lemon butter recipe

  • healthy
  • healthy
Cooking Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories354 Kcal18%
Sugar2.1 g2%
Fat17.9 g26%
Saturated Fat9.2 g46%
Salt1.53 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein34.8 g70%
Carbohydrates14.5 g6%
Salt1.53 gRow 7 - Cell 2

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




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies