Baked Cod fish Recipe

Oven-Baked Cod fish – soft and flaky cod fillets smothered in a lemon garlic sauce with a kiss of heat. An incredibly tasty low-carb dinner in just 20 mins!

Baked Cod fish Recipe
Baked Cod fish Recipe


  • 1 1/2- 2 pounds cod fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons basil or parsley
  • 1 tablespoon more lemon juice


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray baking pan with cooking spray or lightly oil. Set aside.
  2. Dab both sides of cod fish dry with paper towels, season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small pan set over medium-low, heat butter, minced garlic, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and parsley or basil. Stir for about 30 seconds or 1 minute. Let this mixture sit for a little bit about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice to the mixture.
  4. Brush codfish with spice mixture, making sure every inch is covered with spice. Add to prepared baking dish or baking sheet.
  5. Bake until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preferred doneness. When the thickest part of cod is easily flaked with a fork, then is perfectly cooked.
  6. Garnish immediately with lemon.

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

  1. This sauce would also work with other white fish like Tilapia, Haddock, Pollack, Striped Bass, Mahi-Mahi and Grouper.
  2. For frozen cod, thaw them first and make sure to pat dry well before seasoning.
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