Oven baked cod is one of the best fish recipes and the end result is always juicy and moist.
As cod fillets have very mild flavor, you only need a few ingredients such as lemon to bake the fish.
This simple and healthy recipe is so easy and calls for 4 seasonings and takes only 5 minutes prep time.
It’s a great dinner idea for those busy weeknights!
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Ingredients for Cod Fish Recipes
- Fresh or frozen cod.
- Olive oil.
- Lemon juice.
- Cayenne pepper.
How to Bake Cod?
To bake cod fillets in an oven, first you need a baking tray. I like using a glass baking tray.
You can also line a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and place the fish on top of it before baking.
The perfect temperature for baking cod fish is 400°F or 205°C.
How long to bake cod? The answer is 10 – 12 minutes and depends on the thickness of the cod.
DO NOT overcook the fish fillets or they will turn dry and rubbery.
Can I Use Frozen Cod Fillets?
Yes. Thaw the frozen cod fillet at room temperature before cooking.
Make sure you pat dry the fish fillets to remove excess water from the fish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Healthy?
This recipe is healthy as cod fish is very low in fat. It’s high in lean protein and loaded with vitamin B-12, B3 (Niacin) and B6.
It has a lot of health benefits such as promoting heart wellness and brain functions. It’s also low in mercury.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This baked cod fish is only 283 calories per serving.
What to Serve with this Recipe?
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- 1 lb cod fillets, rinsed and pat dry
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Arrange the cod fillets in baking tray. Drizzle the olive oil onto the fish, follow by lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper.
- Bake the cod in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, depends on the thickness of the cod. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Watch the cooking video on this page for step-by-step guide.
Amount Per Serving Calories 331Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 125mgSodium 444mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 52g