Nigella Lawson Cod with Almonds
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Fish with Toasted Almonds by Nigella Lawson

Looking for a simple fish dish fit for a King.  Look no further than this wonderful white fish (in this case cod)  from Nigella Lawson.  The secret is FRESH fish. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Fish
Cuisine: International
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Nigella Lawson


  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 6-ounce cod fillets or any other meaty white fish, with skin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves chopped


  • Place a large dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add almonds. Stir constantly until they are tinged with color. Take from heat, and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  • Place the same pan over medium heat, and add butter and olive oil. When both begin to bubble, add cod fillets skin side up. Season well with salt and pepper. Brown fish until opaque all the way through, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes a side. Transfer fish to a warm serving plate, skin side down.
  • Reduce heat under pan to low, and add lemon juice. Stir to blend with butter and oil, then pour this sauce over fillets. Scatter parsley over cod, and scatter with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.