Baked Lemon Cod

Rating:

Total Time:

20 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

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

Baked Lemon Cod

Gaby
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, American
Servings 4 People

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
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon zest.

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86 comments

  1. Jesse

    I will be trying this! Do I need to flip the fish halfway through baking to get the bottom side crispy?

  2. Sharie Montgomery

    5 stars
    This is so easy to make! We liked it best using fresh cod, vs. frozen.

  3. Heather DeBerry

    I am confused I don’t see panko on the ingredient list?

  4. Tina

    Followed the recipe and the flavor was great but the breading was not crispy. Cooked for 15 mins plus 2 mins in broiler. Not sure what happened.

  5. Jamie

    5 stars
    This is a very tasty dish that has become a staple in our house. My husband and my son both love it. We either make it with roasted potatoes or lay it over a bed of rice and add the drippings from the pan. Highly recommend this recipe.

  6. Christy Stephens-Roy

    5 stars
    My family and I love this recipe!!! I was having trouble getting a golden crust until I realized my pan wasn’t exactly in the center of the oven. It is so good with cheesy pearl couscous and asparagus!! Thank you so much for this dinner staple!

  7. Ashley Fisher

    5 stars
    This has become me of our go to recipes. Has anyone tried the batter with scallops or another fish?