I love garlic and butter on everything I eat! Okay maybe not everything I eat, but definitely at least on most seafood. If you love a good garlic and sauce, then you are going to love this butterlicious dish. Let’s get straight to the good stuff.
Easy Garlic Butter Cod in Skillet
Ingredients for Garlic Butter Cod in Skillet
1 1/2 – 2 lbs cod (fresh or frozen) *If using frozen cod, completely thaw before using.
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
4-6 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp ground pepper
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
Prepare garlic cloves by smashing and chopping the cloves, then leave chopped garlic to the side.
Mix together all other ingredients for seasoning in a small bowl. Cut cod into smaller pieces, if desired. Season all sides of the cod with the seasoning.
Heat 3 Tbsp butter in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Once butter melts, add chopped garlic, then add cod to skillet. Cook 2 minutes.
Turn heat down to medium. Turn cod over, top with remaining butter and cook another 3-4 minutes.
Dinner is ready in 20 minutes; from prep to table. This buttered cod can be served in a bowl of rice and steamed vegetable, or even over pasta.
Add fresh parsley.
Squeeze a little lemon over the dish for a citrus flair, yum! Serve immediately.