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pistachio cod in a white wine butter sauce with couscous

Pistachio Cod in a White Wine Butter Sauce

5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Handy Chef
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Pistachio Cod in a White Wine Butter Sauce is one of the quickest and delicious meals you can make in about 20 minutes.



½ lb Cod

½ cup white wine

4 tablespoons salted butter

1/3 cup chopped pistachios

1 shallot, sliced

2 cups couscous, cooked

2 sprigs parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook couscous according to instructions.  Season fish with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper on both sides. (Pulverize pistachios in a food processor if not already done so; alternatively, finely chop nuts with a sharp knife). Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over low-medium heat. Add shallots, cooking until tender. Add pistachios and cook for 1-2 minutes. Pour in white wine, reducing over low heat for about 5 minutes. Place cod fillets in sauce and simmer until cod has fully cooked on both sides. Add 2 more tablespoons of butter; melt until fully incorporated. Top with fresh chopped parsley. Spoon fish over warm, cooked couscous.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes