Paleo Garlic Ghee Pan-Fried Cod Recipe

Garlic Ghee Pan-Fried Cod Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 cod filets (approx 0.3 lb each)
  • 3 Tablespoons ghee
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Melt the ghee in a frying pan.
  2. Add in half the minced garlic to the pan.
  3. Place the cod filets into the pan and cook on medium to high heat. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.
  4. As the fish cooks, it’ll turn from translucent to a solid white color. Wait for the white color to creep half-way up the side of the fish and then flip the fish and add the rest of the minced garlic.
  5. Cook until the whole filet turns a solid white color (it should also flake easily).
  6. Serve with some of the garlic and ghee from the pan.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 21 g