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Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter

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This cod dish is served in a vibrant lemon, basil, and butter sauce, and is naturally very low in carbohydrates! 

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter - a vibrant meal for the spring that's naturally low in carbs!

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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! 

Check out all my low carb spring recipes:

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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.

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter - a vibrant meal for the spring that's naturally low in carbs!

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. 

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter - a vibrant meal for the spring that's naturally low in carbs!

When the fish is cooked through, stir in some sliced basil leaves.

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter - a vibrant meal for the spring that's naturally low in carbs!

Allow them to wilt, then serve, garnished with a couple of lemon slices.

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter - a vibrant meal for the spring that's naturally low in carbs!

You could also try this with other fish such as halibut, tilapia, or monkfish!

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter - a vibrant meal for the spring that's naturally low in carbs!

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter

Cod with Lemon, Basil, and Butter

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This cod dish is served in a vibrant lemon, basil, and butter sauce, and is naturally very low in carbohydrates! 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small cast iron pan over a medium heat. Whisk in the lemon juice.
  2. Add the cod, season with salt and black pepper, and turn to coat in the lemon butter. 
  3. When the fish is cooked through, stir in some sliced basil leaves and allow them to wilt,
  4. Serve, garnished with the lemon slices.

Notes

0.8g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 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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