Lemon Roasted Cod


I am tempted to live on soup from now until it’s above 30 degrees again. A life of soup, coffee, hot chocolate, soup, parka, ear muffs, soup.


But sometimes… you just need a true meal. And maybe one that’s a little happy… like lemony cod that tricks you into thinking it’s a beautiful day outside.


With some lovely little charred broccoli that I will be posting about in the near future. So here is some sunshiney cod to brighten up your January.


You’ll need (for two*):

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 0.25 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon paprika
  • 0.5 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest

*If making for four you can use the same amount of batter ingredients

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow bowl (I used a rectangular Tupperware container) combine lemon juice and butter.  In a separate shallow bowl, mix flour and seasonings.
  2. Pat fillets dry with a paper towel. Dip fillets in lemon juice mixture, then flour mixture. Try to coat the best you can but don’t go crazy… you don’t want clumpy fish.
  3. Place the fish in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork.  Broil for the last minute to get a bit of a crust.
  4. Garnish with parsley, zest and lemon wedges.

Inspired by WhatsGabyCooking

7 thoughts on “Lemon Roasted Cod

  1. I made this tonight. Very good, but my cod got a little tough. I think my filets were a lot smaller. And I didn’t cook it for the full fifteen minutes. Also, the ingredient list is missing the lemon juice. 🙂

    • Thanks so much I fixed the recipe that would definitely make a big difference. Not sure how small your cod was but you would want to significantly reduce the cook time depending on the size… Checking one end with a fork to see if it’s flaking would also help control the time. Thanks for sharing!

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