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Easy Baked Cod Fish is smothered in a lemon garlic parmesan mixture that makes for an easy and delicious dinner!

baked cod fish with lemon slices
  • Is cod healthy to eat?

    There are two types of cod that you will find in the store, Atlantic Ocean cod and Pacific Ocean cod. Both are fine in this recipe. But Pacific cod will give you thicker and larger fillets. Both types of cods are great sources of omega 3 fatty acids that are great for the heart. They are also both packed with lean protein and vitamin B-12. Cod is known for being a little higher in sodium, but overall if you eat it in moderation it can be a very healthy option. Overall though Cod can be a great choice for your diet if eaten in moderation.
  • How do you bake cod fish?

    Baking cod is easy, but if you can, cook your cod in a cast iron skillet. If you still want to bake it cod, Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a baking dish. Add your seasoning and butter mixture to the cod. Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
  • How long does it take to bake cod fish in the oven?

    Cod cooks really quick in a 400 degree oven. If your oven is pre-heated it should only take about 10 – 12 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish. For 350 degree oven expect the cod to take 25 – 30 minutes, and for a 375 degree oven expect 13 to 20.
  • Is cod high in mercury?

    Not only is cod fish very low is mercury, but the FDA even actually reccomends 2 to 3 servings of it or other low mercury fish for pregnant woman and kids. If you want to learn more about what other fish can be a healthy choice for you, check out the FDA guide lines here.

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Close up of lemon baked codfish in a baking pan.
Easy Baked Cod Fish is smothered in a lemon garlic parmesan mixture that makes for an easy and delicious dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 portions cod fish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Additional lemon slices or wedges for serving
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Lay cod fish filets out in the prepared baking dish. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter, parmesan, flour, garlic, basil, onion powder, dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Top each fillet with a large spoonful of the butter mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 162g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 389mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 3763mg | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Cod Fish
Close up of lemon baked codfish in a baking pan.
Easy Baked Cod Fish is smothered in a lemon garlic parmesan mixture that makes for an easy and delicious dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 portions cod fish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Additional lemon slices or wedges for serving
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Lay cod fish filets out in the prepared baking dish. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter, parmesan, flour, garlic, basil, onion powder, dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Top each fillet with a large spoonful of the butter mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 162g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 389mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 3763mg | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Cod Fish
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Carol Solie
December 13, 2020 4:48 pm

5 stars
My family loved this. I had frozen fillets. I seasoned them lightly with salt and pepper and baked them at 450 for 10 minutes. Then I removed the pan from the oven added the topping and returned it to the oven for another 10 minutes. I didn’t change anything else but I thought someone else might need to make it using frozen fillets

Jay
February 24, 2021 9:30 pm
Reply to  Carol Solie

I used frozen Pacific cod for the first time. The fish came out a little too chewy.

Paria
May 19, 2020 4:47 pm

5 stars
This recipe is so good and so easy. The sauce comes together in minutes and the end result tastes like heaven. I paired my fish with wild rice and veggies (1x green (broccoli, asparagus, brussell sprouts) 1x sweet). YUMM

Kabo
April 29, 2020 4:34 pm

5 stars
Best recipe ever! I boiled small potatoes until almost done and put them in with the fish, covering them with mixture. Delicious!

Mia
April 20, 2020 6:24 pm

5 stars
Delicious!!
I made this with a side of boiled broccoli and Jasmine rice.
I added butter to both and lemon juice to the rice 🙂
Everybody is stuffing their faces!

Cheryl Foster
August 12, 2020 9:27 am

4 stars
This was very tasty on top of some fresh cod I spotted at the store. The texture was a little “different” though so I wonder if you could do it without the flour and less butter? I’ll experiment next time.

Sophie Tomaszewski
April 22, 2020 4:58 pm

5 stars
Richel I like your recepis but I would like to see in ” metric ” as WELL, PLEASE
THANKS, Sophie

July 28, 2020 1:34 pm

You’ll find an option for “metric” just after the list of ingredients in her recipes. Hope this helps!

Karen
October 26, 2019 8:24 pm

5 stars
I had it with roasted cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and red onions. It was delicious

Jane
January 26, 2020 6:40 am
Reply to  Karen

4 stars
Really delicious and simple! I didn’t use all of it because I didn’t want to overpower the fresh fish. Glad I cut back because the dish was great!

Cindy
January 6, 2021 5:13 pm

5 stars
Easy and delicious. Will make this again.

Debra L Anderson
January 1, 2021 11:08 am

5 stars
So delicious! The cod was perfectly cooked, moist, flaky. The tartness of the lemon blended beautifully with the garlic and cheese. I didn’t have freshly grated parmesan, but used a 4 cheese blend. So very good. Will absolutely make this again.

Maria
December 24, 2020 2:00 am

5 stars
This recipe deserves 10stars! We’re just eating the food, we’re amazed! Thank you soooo much!

Karen
December 7, 2020 12:59 pm

5 stars
Excellent taste. Used Icelandic Cod and was so delicious with it. Will definitely be having again.

Mani
November 22, 2020 6:51 pm

5 stars
Sooooo Yummy!!!! I am not a cook. I struggle in the kitchen and my family loved this!!! Super easy and ingredients I already had in my kitchen.

Andrea
November 2, 2020 7:24 am

So great!!! All of your recipes have helped my plain old meals be so much tastier!!!😋😋😋

Linda
August 31, 2020 10:36 am

Delishish!!! Fantastical fish fillets. And string beans.
Thank u!! Rachel!

Susan
August 3, 2020 12:23 pm

5 stars
Delicious!!

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