May 19, 2020 | Last Updated on February 8, 2021 by Patricia Valbrun
A simple and quick recipe for Fresh Cod Fish Recipe. Seasoned cod fillets seasoned with fresh herbs and lemon. The amazing recipe is ready from start to finish in under 20 minutes, perfect for a lazy dinner.
Anytime I have the opportunity to make this Fresh Cod Fish Recipe I do. I love cod fish because its so versatile, it can be baked, fried or steamed.
Which ever way you prefer it, its easy to cook and has such a light texture when eating if cooked correctly.
HOW TO BAKE COD FISH
Cod Fish is one of the easiest things to make. All you have to do is put the cod fillets in a baking pan, smother them with the seasoning, and bake for about 20 minutes, depending on thickness. Add a little lemon, honey and parsley and you’re all done.
STEP ONE: WASH AND RINSE
Clean the fish with water and lemon juice then pat dry with a pepper towel.
STEP TWO: SEASON THE FISH
Make the seasoning mix by using, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, salt/ pepper and avocado oil.
STEP THREE: BAKE
Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness. Coat lightly with lemon and honey.
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK COD FISH?
The thickness of the cod fillet will impact the cooking time of the fish. A thicker and larger fillet will require a few more minutes of cooking time.
Just be sure to not over cook or the fish will be dry! A thinner fillet will cook quicker. It’s better to take the fish out to early rather then to late. For the best result cook as instructed .
IS COD HEALTHY TO EAT
There are two types of cod fish Atlantic and Pacific. Pacific Cod has moisture content a little higher than that of Atlantic Cod, making it less firm.
Cod is a nutritious and flavorful fish loaded with lean protein, vitamins, and minerals. Although lower in omega-3s than fatty fish, cod can still be part of a healthy diet.
CAN I USE FROZEN COD?
Yes, store bought frozen cod will work but fresh fish is always better. If using frozen fish just be sure to completely thaw the cod fillets before cooking. Thaw the cod in the refrigerator.
Fresh Cod Fish Recipe
- 2.34 lbs Cod Alantic Fish
- 2 tbsp Avacado oil
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Rinse and wash fish with lemon juice and water. Pat dry to remove all excess water from the fish.
- Set a large baking pan with baking paper and place fish on top
- Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl and smother all over fish following with avocado oil.
- Bake fish for 15-20 minutes until cooked to your liking.
- Garnish with more lemon juice, parsley and honey. Enjoy!