Lemon Pepper Cod with Creamy Spinach Sauce

Lemon Pepper Cod with Creamy Spinach Sauce from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Main Course

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Ready Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings



  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 6 (4 oz.) cod fillets, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and lemon pepper


  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup light cream or milk
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT broiler to HIGH. Spray a broiler pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • PLACE fish skin-side-down on prepared broiler pan. Combine 1/4 cup oil and lemon juice in small bowl; brush fish with mixture. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  • BROIL 4 inches from heat 6 minutes. Brush with remaining oil mixture. Broil an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Remove from oven; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • DISSOLVE bouillon cube in boiling water; set aside. Heat 1/4 cup oil in heavy 1 quart saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly.
  • REMOVE from heat. Gradually stir in bouillon and cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens. Reduce heat; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • STIR a small amount of bouillon sauce into beaten egg yolks, mixing thoroughly; stir back into bouillon sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  • REMOVE from heat; add cheese, salt, lemon peel and spinach. Stir until heated through. Divide spinach mixture between 6 serving plates; top each with fish. Spoon remaining sauce over fish.
  • GARNISH with parsley and lemon wedges if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/6), Calories 360 (Calories from Fat 230), Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 120mg, Sodium 690mg, Total Carbohydrate 7g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g), Protein 26g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 120%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 15%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.