Fancy some fish tonight? Martin Shanahan shows you how!


  • 1 fillet of cod
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • 2 table spoons of oil
  • 4 table spoons of water


  • Place your pan on the heat. Add your oil. When the oil is just just smoking add your fish flesh side down. Leave for two minutes.
  • Turn gently when the cod is a lovely golden colour. Add the water and cover the pan. Cook for two minutes. add the butter for the last thirty seconds.
  • Serve with chips and salad


This is a little trick we use in the restaurant to ensure that our cod fillet is perfectly cooked. people often find that a nice thick piece of fish will be too dry by the time it’s cook through, so this leaves the outside nice and golden and the inside cooked just right.

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