Quick-Baked Cod and Green Beans

Butter is fish’s best friend. Here, it gives flaky cod a nutty golden crust and enhances its delicate flavor. With crisp-tender green beans, it’s a darn good and good-for-you dinner.

Casey Barber

Quick-Baked Cod and Green Beans

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    1 pound cod, cut into 4 pieces 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound green beans, cleaned and trimmed
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter


    Prep: 10 min Total:
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 375 and bring a 4-quart stockpot of salted water to a boil.

    • 2

      Pat the cod dry and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper on either side.

    • 3

      Heat the butter and oil in an ovenproof 12-inch skillet or 4 quart saute pan over medium-high heat until bubbling and steaming. 

    • 4

      Add the cod and cook for 1-2 minutes per side to brown the fish.

    • 5

      Transfer to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes to cook through.

    • 6

      While the fish bakes, blanch the green beans in the pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove the fish from the oven and toss the green beans in the buttery pan sauce to season.

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