This cod dish is served in a vibrant lemon, basil, and butter sauce, and is naturally very low in carbohydrates!
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If you're looking for a super-easy bright and fresh meal for spring, try this cod recipe! It's less than 1g net carb per serving, and would be wonderful with a crisp green salad alongside it.
It requires less than five ingredients and can easily be increased to serve more people. You could also try lime instead of lemon, or change up the herbs if you wanted to!
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How to Make Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter
Melt some butter in a small cast iron pan over a medium heat. Whisk in some fresh lemon juice.
Add the cod (my fillets were very uneven in size, so I cut mine into chunks, but you could leave them whole if you prefer), season with salt and black pepper, and turn to coat in the lemon butter.
When the fish is cooked through, stir in some sliced basil leaves.
Allow them to wilt, then serve, garnished with a couple of lemon slices.
You could also try this with other fish such as halibut, tilapia, or monkfish!
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 x 6 oz cod fillets (chopped into bite-sized pieces, optional)
- salt and black pepper
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, sliced
- lemon slices, to garnish
- Melt the butter in a small cast iron pan over a medium heat. Whisk in the lemon juice.
- Add the cod, season with salt and black pepper, and turn to coat in the lemon butter.
- When the fish is cooked through, stir in some sliced basil leaves and allow them to wilt,
- Serve, garnished with the lemon slices.
0.8g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 284Total Fat 13gCholesterol 124mgSodium 254mgCarbohydrates 0.9gNet Carbohydrates 0.8gFiber 0.1gSugar 0.3gProtein 39g
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