Butter-baked fish with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms

Butter-baked fish with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms

Don’t let salmon steal all the glory! In this dish, we gave cod a little attention, and it responded by creating a fantabulous meal. Combined with pink herb butter? It’s a feast for the eyes and a revelation for the taste buds.

Butter-baked fish with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms

Don’t let salmon steal all the glory! In this dish, we gave cod a little attention, and it responded by creating a fantabulous meal. Combined with pink herb butter? It’s a feast for the eyes and a revelation for the taste buds.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 25 oz. 700 g white fish, we used cod.
  • 15 oz. 450 g Brussels sprouts
  • 7 oz. 200 g mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp small capers
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz. 30 g butter, for frying
  • salt and pepper
Pink herb butter
  • 513 oz. 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • ½ ½ garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp pink peppercorn, coarsley groundpink peppercorns, coarsley ground
  • 2 oz. 60 g grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp lime juice or white wine vinegar

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix all herb butter ingredients (room temperature is best) in a bowl with a fork or a hand mixer. Reserve.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  3. Slice the Brussels sprouts in half and place in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until softened.
  4. Halve or quarter the mushrooms depending on their size, and fry in butter with thyme. When mushrooms are softened, add capers and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the baking dish with the Brussels sprouts from the oven and spoon the mushroom/caper mixture on top.
  6. Season the cod pieces with salt and pepper, and place on top of the vegetables. Add generous amounts of pink herb butter to the fish. Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Tip!

Mix it up! Cod is great, but other white fish work well too. Haddock, flounder, halibut, tilapia, and catfish are just a few to try. Still want more variety? Flavored butters are extremely versatile, so use your own favorite recipe.

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15 Comments

  1. hejssan
    Fish is in danger to disappear from the seas because of todays fishingships so this is unfortunately a bad route to choose. Then you choose almost fat free cod! That is kind of too ... much to handle in lack of brainpower.

    Fish is made in factories nowadays. Just like beef and other that kind of stuff. But there is beef that is brought up with grass only. Stay away from the fish people! You are killing the planet!

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  2. MonaLisa
    Just a little wonder...
    The herbbutter looks to have a bit red dots..chilli?
    It is not in the recepie but guess I can put what I want in it.
    That also mean that the red I see on the cod is the chilli or is it rosepepper?
  3. Debbie
    In New Zealand we live on fish and it is plentiful to catch your quota for 3 meals a week plus sharing your catch with family and friends. If we couldn't catch it we wouldn't eat it and certainly wouldn't buy mashed up what ever is left over fish as you have mentioned. Yes we worldwide deplete stocks but by the recreational fisherman not being greedy, surely it will make a difference and allow fish to spawn and replenish our oceans.
  4. Lori
    I did my shopping this weekend for two people for week 2 of the challenge. The shopping list (for 2) listed 3 1/4 pounds of white fish which I purchased. However, the fish dish for this week for 4 servings (2 people with lunch for the second day) only calls for a 1 1/2pds - why does the shopping list call out so much?!
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  6. Cindy Krenke
    I made this recipe tonight to try a low carb dish; it was absolutely fabulous! I will definitely make this again:)
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  8. Marisela
    Did you find the rose pepper? If so, where?

    I did my shopping this weekend for two people for week 2 of the challenge. The shopping list (for 2) listed 3 1/4 pounds of white fish which I purchased. However, the fish dish for this week for 4 servings (2 people with lunch for the second day) only calls for a 1 1/2pds - why does the shopping list call out so much?!

  9. Benjamin
    This was an interesting combination of flavors that left me feeling pretty full and satisfied. I should of used cod for this recipe but instead I used sole, which turned out to be slightly thinner and flakier than tilapia. The sole was cut very thin but it layered perfectly on top of the vegetables like of like a crust but it felt apart way to easily after trying to serve it. Overall it was a good dish and I look forward to trying again with cod.
  10. STEVEN
    As a general rule, I try to stay away from baking fish, especially white fish. Other fish you can get away with that somewhat. After trying this, I am going to stick to that rule. This made the veggies taste like rotten fish. The fish itself was not good. I am not sure why people have enjoyed it. As someone who fishes a lot, baking fish is terrible.
  11. Adam Carnie
    Now buy the extremely rare pink peppercorn for one meal? I spent 200 at the grocery store buying the stuff for the first 2 weeks. I still find myself going to the store every other day to buy somthing else and you dont give substitutes. I wish the materials list had a bit more common. I can buy this stuff on amazon for like 10 dollars. The thing about diets to lose weight is... you lose motivation when you cant get an item on the list (pink peppercorns, celery root, chipotle paste)... please include substitutes!
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  12. Lori
    I wish some of the measurements were a normal units. Like ounces for grated Parmesan cheese. Teaspoon or tablespoon is much easier since that's usually how it's measured out. I've seen the similar for other ingredients and on the recipes. I think I ended up putting in too much Parmesan because of it. But I'll find out in 20 minutes!
  13. Jenelle
    Fish is on the menu twice this week, so half of it is used for Tuesday's dinner, and half for Friday.
  14. Stephanie
    Hejssan-
    If you read the intro/prep materials for this diet, they actually recommend you buy fish from sustainable resources and only wild-caught fish if possible. In the US, packages are marked as to whether they come from a sustainable source, plus you can always ask if it's not labeled. The fact is, fish is low fat, but it contains healthy fats and wild-caught fish comes from far less horrible conditions than most chicken or beef you buy in supermarkets. Sustainable and fresh fish options are actually much easier and less expensive to come by in most US supermarkets than grass fed/organic beef/chicken, so I feel like this is a really good option in the States. Maybe it's different in the UK, etc, but it works here. Also, keto is a high protein diet as much as a low carb, high fat. Lean protein is a great option... and this recipe calls for you to smother it in butter, so I think the fat portion is taken care of!
  15. Stephanie
    At the bottom of the recipe, it suggests alternate butter flavors to use instead of the one given in this recipe. You could swap it out for a different butter and forego the pink peppercorns.
  16. Stephanie
    I tried this recipe for the first time last night. After reading the reviews, I made a couple of slight changes. I stuck with the cod because others complained about the results with other fish. I did also splurge on the pink peppercorns. It was expensive- $12/jar... but I'm an adventurous cook, so I decided to go for it. I also did not cook the fish on top of the brussels sprounts. I have a pretty big baking pan, so I laid the fish next to the sprouts and I had no weird fishy taste in the sprouts.

    This is a good recipe and I LOVED the butter, so I'm glad I splurged. I'll make that butter again and again. The cod turned out a little tough/chewy and was not flavorful on it's own. I guess that's why it's often used for frying, because it holds up better and has a very neutral flavor... but I would probably choose a different fish for this recipe in the future, maybe halibut. Something that will enhance the flavor a little. All in all, this one was a success.

  17. Virginia
    Yes Adam, I agree with you on that. I can't find Chipotle paste either. But I think I'm going to try this recipe with chicken as my husband is allergic to fish. He loves these keto meals even though he isn't the one who needs them!

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