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Baked Cod with Lemon and Herbs


This recipe for Baked Cod with Lemon and Herbs is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy fresh cod fillets. The cod is seasoned with lemon juice, garlic, and a blend of herbs, then baked in the oven until flaky and tender. This dish serves 4 people and takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare and cook. It is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special weekend meal.


  • 4 cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the cod fillets in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the lemon and herb mixture over the cod fillets, making sure they are evenly coated.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cod is flaky and cooked through.
  6. Remove the foil and broil the cod for an additional 2-3 minutes to brown the top.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Benefits of Baked Cod

Cod is a lean, white fish that is low in calories and high in protein. It is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health. Baking the cod instead of frying it helps to retain its natural flavors and nutrients, making it a healthy and delicious choice for dinner.

Pairing Suggestions

This Baked Cod with Lemon and Herbs pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, steamed rice, or a fresh green salad. You can also serve it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of extra herbs for added flavor.


Baked Cod with Lemon and Herbs is a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. By following this recipe, you can create a delicious and healthy meal that your whole family will love. With the bright flavors of lemon and herbs, this baked cod is sure to become a favorite in your recipe rotation. Enjoy!

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