This one pan lemon cod with couscous comes together super quick and needs very little preparation. Classic couscous is a solid foundation for the protein-packed fish and absorbs flavors nicely. We love the grain for such simple dishes, because you can cook protein right in the pan with it, making prep a breeze and cleanup convenient!

Another benefit of this simple one pan dish is that these flavors are subtle enough to go well with just about anything. All you need is a salad on the side or your favorite mixed vegetables for a complete meal that will keep you satisfied. This Parmesan Asparagus side dish is one of our favorites to enjoy with it!

One Pan Lemon Cod Recipe Tips:

+ You can store any leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Warm it back up in the skillet to keep the texture in tact.

+ You can use this simple recipe for other proteins too including chicken or salmon. Just adjust the cooking times based on what’s needed to get your dish fully cooked.

+ If you’re following a low carb diet, try using cauliflower rice instead of couscous for a delicious full meal.

+ Serving this with lemon wedges makes such a pretty presentation, but isn’t necessary if you only have one lemon on hand for juicing.

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One Pan Lemon Cod with Couscous

This lemon cod with couscous comes together super quick and needs little preparation. Classic couscous is a solid foundation for the protein-packed fish and absorbs flavors nicely.

Ingredients
 

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 1/3 cup couscous
  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 6 – 8 oz cod fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges, to serve
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, to serve

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the avocado oil. Add the couscous and toast for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until golden brown.
  • Add the vegetable broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer and place the cod filets on top of the couscous. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper over the cod.
  • Cover and let cook for about 12-15 minutes until the cod is tender and the couscous is cooked through.
  • Cover and let cook for about 12-15 minutes until the cod is tender and the couscous is cooked through.
Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 518mg, Potassium: 146mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 274IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 1mg
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