Fish Casserole with Butter Lemon Sauce is a lovely white fish dish sauteed in lemon butter sauce until tender. It will take no more than 30 minutes to have a nutritious dinner on your table.
Now I can definitely say that this incredibly easy recipe is always a crowd-pleaser and for sure a dinner recipe you don’t want to miss. Being low in carbohydrates, gluten-free, and keto-friendly, this recipe is just perfect to be included in anyone’s menu.
My family adores any seafood dishes, so I am always happy to satisfy their cravings. Just imagine white fish coated in zesty bright lemon flavor. The sauce is for real an explosion of the taste buds and is loaded with various flavors. And the real explosion makes the fresh shrimp flavor.
What kind of white fish to use?
White fish is just perfect for a fish casserole with butter lemon sauce as its flavor is not so pronounced. Anyway, any white fish is full of omega 3, and most are low in fat, so it is healthy. For this reason, white fish is very popular among people following low-carb and low-fat diets.
This delicate fish with a mild-flavored taste is a good choice for those who mainly do not like strong flavor and are unsure about eating fish. Also, white fish is typically inexpensive.
I chose cod for this fish casserole with butter lemon sauce recipe because it is thick and buttery.
Here are several kinds that would work well with this fish casserole recipe: grouper, tilapia, snapper, cod, or flounder.
When you are choosing fish for this recipe, give the preference to fresh wild-caught fish. Otherwise, use a frozen fish filet. The great thing about making a fish casserole with butter lemon sauce is that it cooks so quickly. And you can serve a healthy lunch or dinner in minutes. Ideal for busy weekdays!
Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce:
Once I tried this fish casserole with butter lemon sauce, I remained pleasantly surprised and impressed with it. This zesty sauce makes it all. The creamy lemon butter sauce helps the fish stay succulent and tasty. The sauce is especially so delicious because it is enhanced with some fresh shrimp. So the juice from fried fish combines with shrimp and mingles with the heavy cream, lemon, and butter create some bursting aromas. Can you imagine this lovely lemony sauce – it makes you mop up your plate. Simple but so delicious and mouthwatering!
How to cook cod in a pan?
This creamy fish casserole is our absolute favorite dish. And lemon is always a good idea when it comes to seafood. Fish, especially cod cooks really quickly, so make sure you have all ingredients at hand.
Before you start cooking, using a paper towel, pat dry any excess moisture from the fish filet. It is an important step if you want to get nicely browned fish. Cut fish filet into medium pieces.
Heat the skillet on medium heat with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Then add the same amount of butter. I advise you to pan-sear the cod in a non-stick skillet. Fry the fish for about 3 minutes on one each side. While the fish is frying, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh thyme, and lemon slices. Once the fish is nicely cooked, transfer it to the plate and set aside.
Using the same skillet with a bonus of fish flavors, add some white wine and scratch the bottom. Next, add some more butter, pour heavy cream, add lemon zest, and seasoning. You are free to add any seasoning you like to your fish dish. I like to add garlic powder and paprika. Stir frequently and cook for about 4 minutes. Now is time for shrimp. Add them and cook for 5 more minutes. At the end add fried fish, gently stir and cook for 5 more minutes. Turn off the heat and let it rest for some minutes to enhance all aromas.
And a result comes this – tender fish and shrimp with a bright lemon cream sauce!
How to serve Fish Casserole With Butter Lemon Sauce?
This fish casserole with butter lemon sauce is deliciously served with anything. I love to sprinkle some additional fresh herbs before serving. Below I leave you some great side dish ideas. I hope you will enjoy, and come back for more easy and quick recipes.
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Fish Casserole With Butter Lemon Sauce
- 1 1/2 lb cod filet
- 1 lb shrimp
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 1/2 - 2 cup heavy cream
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 4 slices lemon
- fresh thyme
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs paprika
- 1/2 tbs salt and more for seasoning the fish
- black pepper
- Heat the skillet on medium heat with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Then add the same amount of butter. Fry the fish for about 3 minutes on one each side. While the fish is frying, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh thyme, and lemon slices. Once the fish is nicely cooked, transfer it to the plate and set aside.
- Using the same skillet with a bonus of fish flavors, add some white wine and scratch the bottom. Next, pour heavy cream, add lemon zest, and add garlic powder and paprika. Stir frequently and cook for about 4 minutes.
- Add shrimp and cook for 5 more minutes. At the end add fried fish, gently stir and cook for 5 more minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for some minutes to enhance all aromas.