Roasted Cod with Brown Butter and Wine

Box wine makes another appearance! You may remember a post a few weeks ago where we tried our first wine in a box, Duca Del Frassino Garganega Pinot Grigio from Bin Ends. Well, close to a month later, it still tastes pretty good.

Duca Italian Wine in a Box

I was whipping up a cod recipe last night, and I decided to make the sauce using the Duca. It was a good idea. ;)

I started with some cod filets that I picked up at Trader Joe’s. I prefer to buy fresh fish, but with our schedules it often ends up going uneaten. So once in awhile we keep some frozen fish on hand. I thawed 2 cod filets over night, and they were ready for roasting when I got home from my run.

cod filets

I rubbed them with a bit of olive oil and ground black pepper, then popped them in the oven at 405 degrees until they were flaky. Sorry, I was doing too many things to pay attention to the actual amount of time! Cod is one of those fishes that you just have to test.

While the fish was cooking, I started browning some of my beloved Kerrygold butter. When that started to look a little brown, I tossed in very thin slivers of garlic, about 2 cloves’ worth.

browned butter, Pinot Grigio, garlic

Then I VERY CAREFULLY added 1/2 cup of the Duca del Frassino. It really bubbles up so I added it one tablespoon at a time. It was a little scary.

green beans

Off to the side some green beans were blanching. I boiled some water in our electric tea kettle (best invention EVER!) and poured it over the green beans. They cooked for maybe a minute before I drained them. I like my veggies crunchy!

roasted cod with brown butter, garlic, and wine

When the fish was flaky and the butter browned, I plated the beans and topped them with cod, butter and wine sauce, and then some lemons.


Total prep and cooking time, under 30 minutes. This was another easy, mostly healthy meal that tasted awesome. We paired it with a glass of the Duca. I must say it was a good introduction to box wine! Next time I would brown the butter much more as I did for the scallops I made last week, but other than that it was perfection. Butter is SO good.

How is your week going so far? Halfway to the weekend!

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Tags: box wine, butter, cod, Food, green beans, Pinot Grigio, recipe

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I haven’t cooked with fish lately and your blog post has me inspired to pick some up this weekend. This looks great – happy hump day!


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    I love Cod Fish! So simple and delicious. mmm that box of wine is calling my name….


  3. Constance C’s avatar

    I love cod too! That looks absolutely amazing!


  4. Brian @ A Thought For Food’s avatar

    This looks divine! The next time we get cod fillets from the CSF, I’m making this.


  5. Abby’s avatar

    I only recently heard about brown butter.. now I am seeing it EVERYWHERE! I have to try it!!


  6. Mo’s avatar

    I’ve heard great things about the new generation boxed wines. I haven’t seen that one before.

    Your cod looks amazing, and I just might be reproducing that recipe in the next few days. thanks for sharing!


  7. Alison’s avatar

    Delicious! Boxed wine makes the world go ’round. :)


  8. Monique’s avatar

    Mmmm, I love these “spa meals” and boxed wine?!?! We used to order it by the CASE in France haha. I guess it has a different meaning over here than it does across the pond :)


  9. Belinda @zomppa’s avatar

    Being from Bawston, this is a favorite fish!


  10. Simply Life’s avatar

    oh that’s so great to hear about the boxed wine – we’re thinking about getting it next time and have been asking more about it from friends!


  11. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)’s avatar

    The cod + string beans looks fantastic!

    My week had a rough start, but as of today it’s gotten MUCH better!! :)



  12. Kelly (Hot Cookin')’s avatar

    Yum! And I love the fact that you’re using ‘old’ wine. That’s something I do too. Looking forward to trying out your recipe for cod!


  13. Sarah Fullerton’s avatar

    I am a huge fan of box wine. Great recipe idea!


  14. GreenGirl’s avatar

    I was looking for new ideas to cook my cod, yours sounds delicious; thanks for sharing


  15. ashleigh’s avatar

    What a delicious and fancy looking dinner!!

    I like my cooked veggies on the crunchy side too… especially when it comes to green beans.


  16. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight’s avatar

    This looks fantastic and simple!


  17. The Cilantropist’s avatar

    I love cod, and this looks like a delicious, healthy, and fancy dinner. Great job, the cod looks perfectly cooked!


  18. Andrea (Off Her Cork)’s avatar

    I love cooking with wine! Both red and white. :D We’ve had some really great box wine too and admittedly it is super convenient!


  19. Claudia’s avatar

    This is a grand endorsement for boxed wine – I will also cook with it. The cod is fresh and summery! Delizioso!


  20. Terri’s avatar

    That meal looks YUMMY!!


  21. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble’s avatar

    hmmmm… maybe i need to check out the boxed wine! but then it could be dangerous seeing as i live by myself and might just keep “topping off” my glass. that could make for a killer headache. lol. at least with a bottle i know what i’m drinking!


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