Cod with French Herbs in a Light Mustard Sauce

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Serves: 2 | Total Time: 15 Minutes

The first time I ever made this recipe, I was a single gal living in a little rental cabin on a serene lake in Putnam County, NY. I loved that place, and this recipe brings back fond memories of that time. 

This recipe became my go-to favorite when ever I was short on time and needed something healthy. I’ve made it for friends and passed the recipe along to family, and it gets rave reviews every time. I think it’s because this fish dish is just so incredibly simple and fast to make, yet tastes so good. 

You can whip this cod meal up for lunch since its so fast and light. It is very low in carbs, only 2 grams to be exact, so you won’t get a food coma after eating it – perfect for you go-getters who haven’t a minute to spare for slowing down! 

For dinner, I really like to dress a side of escarole with lemon juice and stick it on the plate with the cod. The bitter leaves with the lemon and mustard really works! 

Whoever said healthy, wholesome, gourmet meals couldn’t be easy and fast to make?


Cod with French Herbs in a Light Mustard Sauce

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Prep: 5 Minutes / Cook: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 6-oz. cod filets

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

Whisk all but the last two ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Brown the cod filets ever so slightly in the oil, about a minute on each side. If they stick to the pan, use a metal spatula to loosen them gently while being careful not to break them apart.

Reduce heat to medium and add the mustard mixture over the fish in the skillet. Spoon any sauce that drips off into the pan back onto the filets. Cover and simmer for another 5 to 8 minutes, or until the fish begins to flake but still maintains its shape.

Serve the filets on plates with a lemon wedge and a side of escarole lettuce drizzled with lemon juice. Garnish with a grind of black pepper. 

If you are not too strict with your carb intake, this dinner goes great with a small side of steamed and buttered wild rice blend and a glass of chilled sauvignon blanc.


Fast and Easy Low Carb Cod Recipe With French Herbs

Cod with French Herbs in a Light Mustard Sauce

Short on time? Need a low carb meal that you can whip up in 15 minutes? This easy and healthy recipe is big on flavor, packs in the protein, and has only 2 grams carbs per serving.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: 15 minute meals, cod with french herbs, fast and easy dinners, fast easy healthy recipes, french herbs in cooking, gourmet at home made easy, super easy gourmet recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 440kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cod filets 6 ounces each

Instructions

  • Whisk all but the last two ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Brown the cod filets ever so slightly in the oil, about a minute on each side. If they stick to the pan, use a metal spatula to loosen them gently while being careful not to break them apart.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the mustard mixture over the fish in the skillet. Spoon any sauce that drips off into the pan back onto the filets. Cover and simmer for another 5 to 8 minutes, or until the fish begins to flake but still maintains its shape.
  • Serve the filets on plates with a lemon wedge and a side of escarole lettuce drizzled with lemon juice. Garnish with a grind of black pepper. 
  • If you are not too strict with your carb intake, this dinner goes great with a small side of steamed and buttered wild rice blend and a glass of chilled sauvignon blanc.
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