Baked Lemon Cod

Hands down the most simple way to prepare fish – Baked Lemon Cod is the easiest weeknight meal!

Baked Lemon Cod from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Want to hear a confession? When I took my first ever job as a private chef I have absolutely ZERO idea how to make fish. I grew up not eating it, and we hadn’t get covered fish in culinary school, and the family I was cooking for were big time fish lovers. So after getting over my initial fear of cooking fish, I threw together the simplest recipe I could imagine. Lemon, butter, salt, paprika and a fish that you can’t easily mess up – Cod! The result was mind blowing and I impressed even myself! It’s been on regular rotation ever since and it’s the perfect lightened up main course that you can serve alongside some pesto broccoli, perhaps a bowl of garlic herb sweetpotato fries or even some spicy green beans

Baken Lemon Cod

Yield: Serves 4

Baken Lemon Cod

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons zested lemon peel

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a shallow bowl, mix lemon juice and butter. In a separate shallow bowl, mix flour and seasonings. Dip fillets in lemon juice mixture, then in flour mixture to coat both sides.
  2. Place the prepped fish in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice mixture. Bake 12-15 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Broil for the last 60 seconds to get a little bit of a golden crust.
  3. Garnish with parsley and lemon zest.
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35 Comments

  1. The cod looks absolutely perfectly cooked! Mmmm . . . now you’ll have to tell us what would make a great accompaniment.

  2. i love the color from the paprika! what a beautiful dish- and it looks nice and light too!

  3. I don’t eat fish or seafood, but made this for my husband. He said it was really, really good. Maybe one of the best fish dishes he’s ever tasted.

    1. Hey Jacelyn!!! I’m actually re-posting this recipe in like 10 minutes so it will be updated momentarily!

    1. I used fresh – but you could use frozen! Just make sure to thaw it out entirely and then pat it dry before proceeding with the recipe!

  4. I think the title of the recipe should be Baked. Not Baken. But I’m still going to make it. 🙂

  5. Sounds yummy. Looking forward to trying it out. I think home made oven chips to accompany, basically your parmesan roasted potatoes but cut into chunky sticks rather than cubed., and green veg, broccolli or peas. British person here!

    1. it would be better if you make it right before eating – fish is funny like that. BUT… it’s do-able

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