Cod Fillet with Lemon Pepper Ginger Sauce #SundaySupper #SauteExpress

Truth be told, there will be weekends where you will find me in the kitchen making some elaborate dish, breaking down chickens, or making stock. Needless to say, I love spending hours in the kitchen. But those long relaxing afternoons where I’m babysitting a stew or waiting for the bread to rise only happen a few days a month. Allow me to let you in on a secret…there are weekends when I don’t want to do ANYTHING. Weekends where I’m so beat down from the week that I just want to melt into the sofa. But just because I feel that way, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to sit down to a special meal. You know, a meal that’s a few notches above the weekday fare of fried rice, reheated leftovers, or stir fried chicken.

This recipe is apropos for those weekends (or any other day) that call for something fancy and special. And the bonus? This dish can be done in less than 30 minutes and the effort is minimal. The cod is meaty. The peas, either snow peas or sugar snap peas, add a nice crunch and sweetness that perfectly compliment the tang and heat from the Lemon Pepper Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. The scallions and ginger are also a great vehicle for the buttery lemony pepper flavors. Yeah, it’s that good.

Notes: These Sauté Express® Sauté Starter squares burst with flavor. You definitely do not need additional seasoning. Also, they have a low smoke point, so it’s imperative to cook with medium or low heat. This recipe does not shy away from spiciness. The pepper and ginger give it a lot of heat and bite.

Cod Fillet with Lemon Pepper Ginger Sauce |

Cod Fillet with Lemon Pepper Ginger Sauce

Makes 2 servings

2 cod fillets, each about 3-4 ounces and about 1-inch thick
2 squares of Land O Lakes® Lemon Pepper Sauté Express® Sauté Starter
1 Tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 cup of finely chopped scallions, about 2-3 stalks
4 ounces sugar snap peas or snow peas

1 – Melt the Land O Lakes® Lemon Pepper Sauté Express® Sauté Starter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat.

2 – Once the butter starts to bubble, add ginger and scallions. Heat through for about 10 seconds.

3 – Add fillets to the skillet. Cook the first side for about 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook fish for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the fish starts to flake.

4 – Remove the fish and set aside. Immediately, add peas to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. (If you’re using snow peas, cook them for about 1 minute.)

5 – Spoon half of ginger scallion sauce and peas over each cod fillet.

Cod Fillet with Lemon Pepper Ginger Sauce |

Disclosure: I received a full-value coupon redeemable for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Want to try the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter? How about for free? I have a two coupons to give away. Each coupon is for one package up to a $3.99 value. All you have to do to enter to win is to comment and let me know what you would make with it. One coupon per person. Giveaway for United States residents only. Comment must be made before 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Winners will be notified via email.


We’ve partnered with Land O Lakes® to host this week’s #SundaySupper event all about delicious meals in 30 minutes for less with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. It combines butter, olive oil, and a variety of herbs and spices into one convenient square.


Sauté Express® Sauté Starter is available in four delicious flavors:

  • Garlic & Herb – Families love the flavor combination of garlic and herb. The irresistible aroma will draw families to the table, while the mouth-watering taste will have them asking for seconds.
  • Italian Herb – The seasoning is an easy way to add Italian flavor to ordinary chicken, and it also turns everyday Italian into something special.
  • Savory Butter & Olive Oil – The combination of butter and olive oil is a simple and wholesome way to put a new twist on your family’s favorite meals.
  • Lemon Pepper – The splash of lemon and a hint of black pepper is perfect for fish or other light dishes.

The Sunday Supper Team is super excited to try this product and can’t wait to share their meal ideas with you during our #SundaySupper chat on Twitter at 7 p.m. Eastern Time this Sunday!


Not only that, Sauté Express® Sauté Starter is perfect for easy #WeekdaySupper meals. We’re going to help inspire you to make mealtime sizzle with quick & easy meals in 30 minutes. It can be done! Just follow the hashtag #SauteExpress on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Sauté Express® Chicken Recipes:

Chicken Florentine Pasta by Supper for a Steal
Creamy Lemon-Chicken w/ Artichokes by girlichef
Chicken Parm Tenders over Spinach & Orzo by Momma’s Meals
Sizzling Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Almond Cilantro Rice by Mama.Mommy.Mom
Garlic and Herb Chicken Fettuccine by in the Kitchen with KP
Italian Chicken Pasta Wrap by Big Bears Wife
Creamy Parmesan Pasta with Chicken & Mushrooms by The Messy Baker
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas by That Skinny Chick can bake
Shells with Chicken and Pancetta by The Foodie Army Wife
Capellini Pomodoro with Italian Herb Chicken by Mom’s Test Kitchen
Garlic and Herb Chicken Pasta Toss by Ruffles & Truffles

Sauté Express® Fish and Seafood Recipes:

Easy Italian Herb Shrimp Pilaf by Daily Dish Recipes
Crabmeat stuffed Flounder Roulades by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cod Fillet with Lemon Pepper Ginger Sauce by Kimchi Mom
Herb Lemon Butter Tilapia with Sauted Veggies by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends
Blackened Tilapia Po’ Boys by Juanita’s Cocina
Tomato-Basil Shrimp with Orzo and Feta by The Weekend Gourmet

Sauté Express® Ham and Pork Recipes:

Ham and Vegetable Frittata by Magnolia Days
Savory Butter and Olive Oil Pork Chops by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Skillet Lemon Pepper Pork and Orzo by Family Foodie

We have a special Pinterest Board to Showcase #WeekdaySupper with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter we will feature a new recipe every day for the next month.

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here → Sunday Supper Movement.


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  • Kim Watkinson

    Ginger is a fave in sweet and savory dishes. And growing up in Japan, of course, fish is a favorite meal. So, thank you Amy for this very do-able and tasty recipe!

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks for stopping by Kim!

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  • Isabel Foodie

    I am crazy about cod and this recipe looks absolutely gorgeous. I love how simple and easy it is to prepare!

    • kimchi_mom

      I think I had this dish 4 times in one week!

  • Renee Dobbs

    I really enjoy cod and do not cook it often enough. You have inspired me to add it to my grocery list and make it this week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

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  • Lane R

    This dish looks delicious. Fish is the best when prepared with just a little butter sauce.

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  • Juanita’s Cocina

    I love seeing all of these recipes with only a few ingredients! This sounds amazing!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Wow, this dish is dripping with flavor. Love it.

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks Jennie!

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  • Wendy Wofford-Garcia

    Such a lovely dish…saving all these quick seafood dinners for upcoming Lent meals!

  • Shannon

    Your ingredients look so simple before cooking and so complex and flavorful after! It makes fish not so intimidating to cook! Thanks for sharing.

    • kimchi_mom

      I hope you give it a try!

  • Heather

    My cheeks are tingling at the sound of this sauce – seriously delicious. Plus, my boys are big “white fish” lovers, so I think they’d really enjoy it if I made this for them. Mmmmm…

  • Cindy Brickley

    I think I would have to make your dish it looks so good and I would buy the garlic and herb first.

    • kimchi_mom

      That would be a good flavor too!

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  • Sarah

    Loving the asian flavors in this dish Amy! And those sugar snap peas look delicous! Ginger makes everything taste so good.

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Katie C

    I LOVE that you added ginger to the lemon pepper sauce…ginger is one of the best flavors ever! I really love your recipe – I definitely want to try it!

    • kimchi_mom

      HI Katie! I was pretty generous with the ginger. Some may want to halve the portion!

  • beate weiss-krull

    It looks simply fantastic! I really have to start making more fish – well, or other fish than salmon :)

    • kimchi_mom

      cod and salmon are the only 2 fishes I buy! :-) need to expand also!

  • Conni

    Beautiful! I want to dive right into that!!

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks Conni!

  • Tammi @ Momma’s Meals

    What an easy week night dish! Great pics! Happy #SundaySupper!

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks! Happy #SundaySupper to you too!

  • Tara

    Love the ginger in here, I know I would love this!!

  • Carol Yemola

    I would love to make Chicken Scampi with the Garlic and Herb.

  • Alice Choi

    Amy, this cod looks amazing! Definitely going to give these Land oLakes saute express things a try!

  • Karen Hartzell

    Your cod looks delicious! I am always looking for new ways to try to work more fish into our weekly menus. Great recipe!

  • Susan P.

    This sounds like an amazing flavor combination for cod! That’s one fish that I definitely don’t make enough, now I’m inspired!

  • Nancy

    Amy, I love this dish! It has all the ingredients and flavours that I love to eat – so fresh, healthy and flavourful! Seriously, I feel like doing nothing every single weekend. Why didn’t anyone ever tell me that adulthood was so insanely exhausting?

  • Lizzy Do

    Wow, the lemon pepper Saute Express is perfect with your cod! Your whole meal is making my mouth water…absolutely delish!