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turmeric lemon butter basted cod

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer R
Portland, OR

I got some turmeric salt because I seem to be obsessed with turmeric lately. I wasn't clear how I was going to use it. I was making a Mediterranean hummus toast and got the cod out to go with it, but I wasn't sure about seasoning. And there was my turmeric salt! Very simply seasoned, basted with butter and lemon, this fish would go with a lot of different side dishes. And it cooks very quickly with not a lot of prep time.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Turmeric is popping up in recipes a lot these days. Jennifer's cod recipe is a great use for it. The combination of lemon and butter is always amazing. But add the earthy flavor of turmeric and it takes this cod to a whole new level of yumminess. Basting the fish while it cooks enables it to soak up all the flavor and prevents the fish from drying out. Once done, the cod is perfectly flaky.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For turmeric lemon butter basted cod

  • 2
    pieces cod or other mild white fish (6 oz each)
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • sub for turmeric salt: 1/2 tsp kosher salt + 1 tsp turmeric

How To Make turmeric lemon butter basted cod

Test Kitchen Tips
We did use the turmeric salt substitution and it worked wonderfully.
  • Drying fish with paper towels.
    Rinse fish and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Turmeric salt and pepper sprinkled on fish.
    Sprinkle turmeric salt and pepper on fish. Flip and do the same on the other side.
  • Melting butter in a saucepan.
    Over medium heat, melt the butter in a saucepan large enough to hold both pieces of fish.
  • Squeezing lemon juice into the butter.
    Add lemon juice to the butter when melted.
  • Fish added to the saucepan.
    When the pan is hot, add both pieces of fish. Tip the pan a little to puddle up some of the butter.
  • Basting the fish with butter.
    Baste both pieces of fish with the butter.
  • Ready to flip the fish.
    Cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. You want some nice browning on the fish.
  • Basting the fish again.
    Baste once more and turn fish to the other side.
  • Flipping the fish one last time.
    Tip the pan and baste the fish several times with the butter. Cook another few minutes until the desired doneness, basting every 30 seconds or so. Flip fish one more time, baste several times with butter.
  • Turmeric Lemon Butter Basted Cod sprinkled with parsley.
    Plate. Garnish with parsley, if desired.