Pan Fried Cod with White Onion and Samphire

Pan Fried Cod with White Onion and Samphire

1 January 2024

Savour the tantalising flavours of perfectly cooked Pan-Fried Cod with Samphire! This dish blends indulgence and healthy eating, proving that nourishing your body can be an utterly satisfying experience. The perfect recipe to add to your repertoire this January.
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3 cod fillets with skin on

3 handfuls of samphire

1 white onion thinly sliced

1 garlic clove

juice 1/2 lemon

2 tbsp butter

salt and pepper


1Add 1 tbsp of butter in your frying pan on a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for 3 mins until softened.

2Turning the heat to high, add the fish skin side down to the pan and let this fry for 3-4 minutes

3Once the skin is crispy, turn the fish over. Add samphire and crushed garlic to the pan and stir gently for 2 minutes, add more butter here if needed

4Season the dish with salt, pepper and add the lemon juice.

This is a quick and easy 15-minute fish recipe that results in a mouth-watering delight. Take a look at Marcus Wareing's tips for getting perfectly crispy fish every time.

Why not pair this healthy pan-fried cod and samphire dish with a side of your choice:

  • Lemon-infused roasted asparagus
  • Creamy mashed potatoes
  • Sautéed spinach with garlic and lemon zest
  • Steamed broccoli with a drizzle of olive oil
  • Classic Dauphinoise Potatoes
  • Mixed green salad with a tangy vinaigrette