This quick and easy recipe for Seared Cod in Curry Butter Noodles is all about having a well stocked pantry – and the ultimate pan to sear fresh fish on!  

Seared Cod in Curry Butter Noodles, a flavorful & quick dinner idea!

Living on Cape Cod, fish & shellfish have become synonymous for “quick dinner idea”. Our local markets carry a wide range of local offerings and give me that creative boost that I need for when it’s already 5pm and I have no clue what to make for dinner for the husband and I. Some of my favorite seafood dinner ideas include: Fish Tacos, Cajun Shrimp & Grits, Cod Salad Pita Pockets, Orange Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry, and Black Garlic Cod

As I mentioned, having a well-stocked pantry is a must for quick meals and we’re big on Asian cuisine at our home, so here are a couple of ingredients we tend to keep around at all times: Sriracha, rice vinegar, red & green curry paste, coconut milk, soy sauce, and sweet chili sauce. On your next trip to the store, grab a couple of these and you’ll find that making dinner will get so much easier!

Seared Cod in Curry Butter Noodles, a flavorful & quick dinner idea!

The folks over at Green Pan sent me a couple of their pieces to test out and I fell head over heels with this I Love Fish & Vegetables 10″ Open Frypan – it’s seriously the best pan I’ve ever used to cook fish on. Because cooking fish is tricky – it tends to stick no matter how much butter or oil you use, but with this pan and it’s dimpled surface, the fish literally slides while cooking – yet still achieving an amazing sear. It’s made with Thermolon™ Marathon which is the next generation ceramic coating, lasting even in the face of intensive usage and cleaning!

Fresh cod filet is seared in a curry butter that I make with equal parts butter to red curry paste and in the same pan, I toss rice noodles and vegetables for a quick meal. Top with fresh herbs like mint and cilantro for a pop of bright flavor.

Seared Cod in Curry Butter Noodles, a flavorful & quick dinner idea!

Seared Cod in Curry Butter Noodles

This recipe is more of a guide than a real recipe - just make sure you have a well stocked pantry and you'll have it on the table in no time!
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Seared Cod in Curry Butter Noodles, a flavorful & quick dinner idea!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes


for the fish:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large fresh cod filets

for the rice noodles:

  • ¼ pound cooked rice noodles or your favorite Asian noodle
  • ½ orange bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • ½ small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • mint and cilantro to taste


  • Mix the butter and curry paste until uniform.
  • Season the fish with salt and pepper and coat each small filet with about 1 teaspoon of curry butter (reserve the rest).
  • Preheat the pan to medium high heat and place fish to sear, turning at about 4 minutes (depending on size of filets).
  • Remove fish once cooked, add the rest of the butter, noodles, vegetables, and vinegar. Saute until heated through but vegetables still a bit crunchy.
  • Serve noodles topped with fish and fresh herbs.
Servings: 2
Author: Marnely Murray



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Disclaimer: Green Pan sent me samples of their brand line, but I was under no obligation to review it. I recommend this pan 100% if you cook fish regularly! 

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  1. Mary Zelli says:

    I love to cook salmon and top with the peach mango salsa from Costco. It’s also wonderful mixed in with rice if you serve that with the salmon.

  2. Salmon in parchment paper with julienned vegetables and lemon slices, or branzino baked with olive oil and lemon.

  3. I love a breaded cod with tarter sauce!

  4. We like fish sandwiches with homemade tartar sauce.