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Cod With Toasted Almonds

1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 6-ounce cod fillets (or any other meaty white fish), with skin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped


Place a large dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add almonds. Stir constantly until they are tinged with color. Take from heat, and transfer to a bowl to cool. Place the same pan over medium heat, and add butter and olive oil. When both begin to bubble, add cod fillets skin side up. Season well with salt and pepper. Brown fish until opaque all the way through, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes a side. Transfer fish to a warm serving plate, skin side down. Reduce heat under pan to low, and add lemon juice. Stir to blend with butter and oil, then pour this sauce over fillets. Scatter parsley over cod, and scatter with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.

Source: cooking.nytimes.com