Seared Cod with Lemon & Chive Cream Sauce

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Officially (I think) my new favorite sauce for seafood. I know! I say that all the time! But really, this sauce is delicately tangy, creamy and comforting! We served it alongside a Rutabaga Carrot Mash with fresh Horseradish. Delicious! So until I find a new, new favorite, this is my current new favorite!  Plus, it's easy to make and isn't time consuming. Two of my other favorites!

•2-3 thick steaks, depending in size
•1/2 tsp Sea Salt
•Juice of 1 lemon
•1 tbsp cooking fat, divided (I used coconut oil)

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Heat half of the coconut oil in a skillet. If you have a good non-stick ceramic skillet (not Teflon), you can skip the oil and just warm the skillet.
  3. Sprinkle the cod with the sea salt.
  4. Sear on each side until a brown crisp begins to form.
  5. Lightly grease a glass baking dish with remaining cooking fat.
  6. Transfer the cod to the baking dish, and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  7. Bake for approx 15 minutes or until it flakes with a fork.
  8. While baking, prepare the sauce (below).
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•1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
•1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•1 can full fat coconut cream
•1 green onion, finely sliced
•2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
•1/2 tbsp fresh baby dill
•1/2 tsp sea salt
•2 tsp garlic powder
•2 tsp onion powder

  1. Warm the olive oil on low in a skillet
  2. Add the green onion and sauté until soft.
  3. Add the lemon juice, coconut cream, salt, garlic powder and onion powder and cook for 5-10 minutes on low.
  4. Stir in the dill and chives and allow to simmer for just a couple of minutes.
  5. Serve over the cod steaks.