How to Make Delicious Butter Pan-Fried Cod Fish: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use a different type of fish for this recipe?
A: Yes, while cod is recommended for its texture and flavor, you can substitute it with other firm white fish.

Q: How long should I marinate the fish?
A: Marinate the fish for a short while with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a bit of salt to enhance its flavor.

Q: Is it necessary to use green lemon?
A: Green lemon (lime) adds a fresh, citrusy flavor to the dish, but you can use regular lemon as a substitute.

Q: Can I skip the lettuce?
A: Yes, the lettuce is used primarily for presentation. You can omit it or replace it with another green of your choice.

Butter Pan-Fried Cod Fish


  • 2 pieces of cod fish
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 green lemon (lime)
  • Natural butter, as needed
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 leaf of lettuce (for decoration)
  1. Prepare the ingredients: chop green onions, slice garlic, and halve the lime. Set aside additional garnishes.
  2. Marinate the fish with cooking wine, oyster sauce, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Pat the fish dry and slice it in the middle if it's too thick. Cut the lime in half.
  4. In a flat pan, melt butter over low heat and add the fish, green onions, and garlic. Brush an additional layer of oyster sauce on the fish.
  5. Squeeze the juice of one lime half over the fish and cover the pan.
  6. Once one side of the fish is golden brown, carefully flip it over. Be gentle as the fish is tender and can break easily.
  7. Cook until both sides are golden brown and the fish is cooked through. The fish should be tender and flake easily.
  8. Serve the fish on a bed of lettuce for presentation.
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  • High in protein and omega-3 fatty acids from the cod.
  • Low in carbohydrates, making it a good choice for low-carb diets.
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from green onions and garlic.