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Roasted Sesame Crusted Cod with Haricot Verts & Lemongrass Basil Sauce

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Quick flavorful dinner featuring roasted cod, green beans and tomatoes in a ready to go lemongrass basil sauce



1 (7 oz.) package Kevin’s Lemongrass Basil Sauce 

4 (4-6 oz. each) Atlantic cod fillets or other fresh, firm white fish

2 cups fresh French green beans (haricot verts)

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon white pepper

1 cup sesame seeds

½ cup cornstarch

¼ cup cold water

Grapeseed or avocado oil for shallow frying

1 cup fresh grape tomatoes



Heat oven 400F. Spoon 2 tablespoons of lemongrass basil sauce over fish fillets spreading over all sides; let marinate for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, blanch green beans in boiling water until crisp tender and then drain and shock in ice cold water to retain green color; set aside. Mix salt and white pepper together; sprinkle evenly over fish fillets. Spread sesame seeds over a flat plate. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a bowl until incorporated. Spoon the cornstarch mixture over the fish, turning, to thinly coat both sides. Press fish fillets, 1 at a time, into the sesame seeds coating both sides. Heat oil for shallow frying in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until sesame seeds are lightly brown. Transfer skillet to oven and roast for 5 to 8 minutes or until fish is cooked through. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in another skillet over medium heat. Add the beans and tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Add remaining sauce and cook until heated through. To serve: arrange beans and tomatoes in center of each of 4 plates. Top each with a fish fillet. Spoon some sauce over fish and garnish with fresh basil. 

  • Category: seafood
  • Method: stove top/oven
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: cod, main dish, roasting, keto, paleo