Skillet Cod served with a cilantro lime butter is a quick, easy, and diet friendly weeknight meal that you can feed your family.
Skillet Cod with Cilantro Lime Butter

I love it when I find a new recipe that is really super yummy and this cod dish is just that!  Of course, for me, the fact the recipe had cilantro in it is what intrigued me to begin with.  Grumpy, who thinks I am infatuated with cilantro (well, I am!) even liked the butter.  This was quick, easy and a great weeknight dinner.

Skillet Cod with Cilantro Lime Butter

Grumpy’s favorite fish is cod, so I used cod in this recipe although you could use any mild white fish such as flounder or tilapia.  If you like the flavors of cumin, cilantro, and lime, you will love this recipe!

Skillet Cod with Cilantro Lime Butter
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4-6oz cod fillets
  • cooking spray
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon rated lime rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of fish. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Coat both sides of fish with cooking spray; place in pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  2. While fish is cooking mix together softened butter, cilantro, lime rind, paprika and salt in a small bowl. Place fish on serving platter; squeeze lime quarters over fish and serve with cilantro lime butter

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Aggie February 13, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I love this Shelby! That cilantro butter sounds perfect for fish.

  2. bellini February 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    This sounds healthy and delicious Shelby. I hope that today love is in the air.

  3. From Valeries Kitchen February 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    We love fish but I never think to do cod. I make have to pick some up next time I'm at Costco. Looks really good!

  4. Joyti February 15, 2013 at 4:04 am - Reply

    I'm one of those odd people to whom cilantro tastes soapy. Still, your cilantro butter sounds tasty – for those who enjoy cilantro!

  5. Anonymous January 29, 2015 at 4:02 am - Reply

    This was so good. Even my picky toddlers enjoyed it. Thank you!

  6. honeyb January 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Thank you! It makes me so happy when someone tries a recipe and lets me know how they felt about it (good or bad!).

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