Alaska Cod With Lemon Butter

Alaska Cod with Lemon Butter. It’s an easy and delicious 30 minutes or less weeknight meal that the whole family can enjoy.

pieces of cod in a black cast iron skillet with potatoes and lemon wedges

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I happen to love seafood. Did you know that wild-caught Alaska whitefish varieties, such as halibut, sablefish (black cod), sole, Alaska pollock and cod, are a delicious and easy way for the whole family to eat more seafood.

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Pieces of cod in black cast iron skillet with potatoes and lemon wedgesFresh or Frozen?

Good question and you know how much we love options. Alaska whitefish varieties are sold BOTH fresh and frozen all year-round for a wide-range of seafood possibilities and healthful options.

I purchased my Alaska cod frozen. I knew I wanted something super simple that would compliment the fish filet and that everyone in the family could enjoy (even the pickiest of little eaters). Simple doesn’t have to mean bland. Not at all. We started out crisping a few slices of prosciutto. Then we seared the cod filet in the prosciutto drippings on both sides.  The gorgeous cod was topped with our lemon butter and placed into the oven to finish flaking.

pieces of cod in cast iron skillet with potatoes and lemon wedgesAlaska Cod with Lemon Butter.

It can be on the table in about 30 minutes. Add a side of new potatoes and salad and you’ve got yourself a family friendly meal. I like to place mine into the skillet while the cod is finishing in the oven so they get that nice crisp skin to them.

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pices of cod in black cast iron skillet with potatoes and lemon wedges

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Alaska Cod with Lemon Butter

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2 slices prosciutto - roughly torn
1 pound Alaska cod filet
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 scallion - sliced to garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Into a cast iron skillet cook prosciutto until crispy.  Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Set aside.

Place Alaska cod filet into skillet. Cook for approximately 2 minutes and flip. Cook additional minute.

Mix butter and lemon juice. Place on top of cod and transfer to oven. Bake for approximately 20 minutes OR until flaky.

Spoon melted butter onto cod. Garnish with scallion and prosciutto crumbles.


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  1. 1

    This baked cod looks perfect, can’t wait to try!

  2. 2

    My husband would love this! Saving!

  3. 3

    That sounds delicious, love the lemon butter/prosciutto combo!

  4. 4

    I want to eat this right now!

  5. 5
    Jen /

    This looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try this!!

  6. 6
    Sabrina /

    Love how quick and easy this is to get on the table! Sounds delicious!

  7. 7
    Abeer /

    It is a great idea to use lemon butter in a fish recipe!

  8. 8

    My family definitely love this!

  9. 9

    Keeper definitely ! Thank you !

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