Lemon Herb Baked Cod is a simple weeknight meal that feels fancy! Prepare this easy dinner in minutes and have it on the table in under 25 minutes. You’ll definitely be adding this healthy and flavorful recipe to your regular dinner rotation.
We eat a lot of chicken at our house, so I try to mix things up a couple times a week with another protein. Cod has been one of our favorites lately! It’s inexpensive to buy fresh, doesn’t have a strong fishy taste and is easy to prepare.
If you are new to cooking fish or you are picky about what types of fish you like, this is a great place to start. The cod is topped with melted butter or ghee and seasoned with salt, pepper and dried basil. It’s topped with slices of fresh lemon to give it extra flavor.
How to Make Lemon Herb Baked Cod
I like to use fresh cod from the fish counter at my local grocery store, but this recipe will work with frozen cod as well (just thaw according to the directions on the package before cooking).
First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up. Place the cod on the paper with the side where the skin was down.
I like to use ghee instead of butter when I am cooking, but if you don’t have it in the house butter will work fine. Melt the ghee or butter in the microwave and pour it over the fish.
Season with salt, pepper and dried basil and top with slices of fresh lemon. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is white and flakey and cooked through.
What do I serve this Lemon Herb Baked Cod with?
I like to serve this Lemon Herb Baked Cod with a side of vegetables such as steamed broccoli or green beans. It also goes great with rice, such as a risotto or a rice pilaf. I also love to serve this with spaghetti squash for a lower carb meal.
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- 1.5 pound filet Cod
- 2 tablespoons ghee (or butter), melted
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 lemon, cut into slices
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet that is large enough for your filet of cod with parchment paper.
- Place the cod on the parchment paper with the side where the skin was down.
- Pour the melted ghee (or butter) over the cod. Season with salt, pepper and dried basil. Place the lemon slices on top.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the fish is white and cooked through. Serve immediately. I removed the lemons before serving.
This recipe is delicious with other types of white fish as well, such as tilapia or swai.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 55g