Cod Recipe in Butter Wine Sauce

Easy Cod Recipe in Buttery Wine Sauce. Cod fillets seasoned and pan cooked in a butter wine sauce. The easy tomato sauce enhances the flavor resulting in flaky, juicy and oh so tender cod fish (and just as delicious as our Buttered Cod in Skillet).

We love the combination of butter with seafood, just look at the flavors it gives salmon and shrimp – so good!

Cod fish recipe in a skillet with tomatoes, and freshly chopped herbs.

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cod fish recipe-

White cod fish is a great fish to cook with when you’re in a hurry and need dinner quick. Cod fillets require little seasoning but result in a great fish recipe. Cod fish is mild in flavor and the fillets are lean meat and when smothered in the butter sauce, create an unforgettable taste. The perfect choice for a light and healthy meal.

This cod recipe is spectacular and ready in 15 minutes when cooked in a skillet. The cod fillets are seasoned then cooked in a tomato butter wine sauce and topped with fresh herbs. The tomatoes burst and release juices that compliment the already delicious wine and butter sauce.

Upclose picture of how to cook a simple cod recipe with tomatoes and sauce.

how to cook cod fish-

Preparing cod fillets in a skillet is really quick and you want to make sure everything is measured out and prepped. The fish is completely ready in 15 minutes, so have the table set and your side ready to be served.

seasoning for cod-

This homemade seasoning for fish is a favorite of ours. It brings out the flavors in the rather mild cod and enhances its natural taste.

  • Combine the cumin, paprika, garlic, chili and salt and pepper. Generously coat all sides of the cod, set aside.

prepare tomato butter wine sauce-

  • In a skillet, add the cherry tomatoes with the wine, chicken broth and cook until tomatoes start to burst, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the butter and cook until butter melts, stir sauce as needed. Add the seasoned cod and cook 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once. DON’T OVER COOK the fish. It cooks really quickly if overcooked, it will fall apart and turn to mush.  (NOTE: Cook time will slightly vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.)
  • Pour the sauce generously over the cod before serving and top with herbs.
  • ENJOY!

Recipe for how to cook cod fish! Seasoning the cod fish, making the wine sauce and tomatoes.

Seafood is great to cook with, we try to serve seafood once a week in our home. We always try to create recipes that even our kiddos will approve of.

Try these other SEAFOOD recipes:

Seasoned codfish in a wine sauce with tomatoes and fresh herbs.

can I use frozen cod fillets?

No, cod cooks really quickly and the fillets need to be thawed or they won’t cook through and you’ll have raw meat in the center. Completely thaw frozen fish in the refrigerator before preparing the fish.

what kind of wine do I use?

Use any dry white wine for this recipe, I used an inexpensive Chardonnay with great results.

how can I bake this cod recipe in the oven?

This cod fish is wonderful when baked in the oven. To prepare cod in the oven, season the fillets and place in a baking dish. Prepare the wine sauce per instruction and pour over the cod. Cover casserole with foil and bake 12-14 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.


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4.86 from 7 votes

Cod Recipe in Butter Wine Sauce

Amazing cod recipe. Flaky and juicy cod fillets with tomatoes in a wine butter sauce, ready in 15 minutes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cod recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1161kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white dry wine
  • 6 oz cherry tomatoes
  • herbs chopped (cilantro or parsley)
  • 1 ½ lbs fresh cod fillets

cod seasoning-


  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the seasoning. Combine the salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, garlic and chili powder. 
  • Season cod on all sides.
  • In a skillet, over med heat, add the broth, wine and cherry tomatoes, cook 5 minutes or until tomatoes start to burst and release juices.
  • Add butter, cook until butter melts, stirring the sauce.
  • Once butter melts add the cod. Cook over medium/high heat 3-4 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through the cooking. (DON'T over cook the cod.)
  • Pour sauce over cod. Add fresh chopped herbs and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cod Recipe in Butter Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1161 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 37g231%
Cholesterol 445mg148%
Sodium 1859mg81%
Potassium 3286mg94%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 124g248%
Vitamin A 3645IU73%
Vitamin C 51.1mg62%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 16 Comments
  • Lilly B 01/29/2020, 8:30 pm Link Reply

    Delicious! I made a few small tweaks to fix my needs, but overall a solid and tasty recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/29/2020, 11:08 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for sharing the feedback, Lilly. I love that you tweaked it to be a better dish for your family. 🙂

  • Kenny Howse 08/15/2019, 12:07 pm Link Reply

    Does the cod not just boil if placed into the butter wine sauce rather than sauté?

    • Valentina's Corner 08/15/2019, 1:08 pm Link Reply

      There is not enough sauce for the cod to boil. I hope you enjoy the cod.

  • Marlen Bihun 07/01/2019, 1:24 pm Link Reply

    High sodium, so I use no salt broth and no salt on fish–sufficient flavoring with all other ingredients

    • Valentina's Corner 07/01/2019, 3:46 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for sharing, Marlen. Great options for those trying to cut down on sodium. We appreciate your feedback. 🙂

  • Jocelyn 04/02/2019, 11:38 am Link Reply

    Cod is my favorite fish, and I loved the tomato butter sauce in this recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 04/03/2019, 12:03 pm Link Reply

      I agree, there’s just something about cod that is wonderful. Especially when it’s such an easy recipe.

  • Steph 04/01/2019, 2:32 pm Link Reply

    Loved the cod with the cherry tomatoes! It turned out great!

    • Valentina's Corner 04/01/2019, 4:13 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for sharing the review on our cod, Steph. That’s wonderful.

  • Sommer 04/01/2019, 1:21 pm Link Reply

    Going to make this for date night this week!

    • Valentina's Corner 04/01/2019, 4:12 pm Link Reply

      I think you’ll love the recipe, Sommer. Enjoy your date night. 🙂

  • Toni 04/01/2019, 12:32 pm Link Reply

    This was so good! Really tasty! Perfect for weeknights!

    • Valentina's Corner 04/01/2019, 12:39 pm Link Reply

      Thank you Toni! This codfish is perfect for a quick dinner!

  • lauren kelly 04/01/2019, 12:19 pm Link Reply

    I absolutely love this butter wine sauce! Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 04/01/2019, 12:39 pm Link Reply

      Kelly, I am glad you enjoyed this Cod recipe and the sauce!

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