Introducing a culinary delight that combines the mild and delicate flavors of cod with a burst of zesty freshness – Baked Cod.
This recipe offers a simple yet elegant way to transform a humble cod fillet into a mouthwatering dish that's both wholesome and flavorful.
With a harmonious blend of garlic, lemon, and aromatic herbs, the tender cod fillets are baked to perfection, creating a dish that's not only easy to prepare but also a true celebration of the sea's bounty.
Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this Baked Cod recipe promises to deliver a delightful dining experience that showcases the natural essence of this beloved fish.
4 cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels and place them in a baking dish that has been lightly greased with olive oil or cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
Pour the olive oil mixture over the cod fillets, making sure they are evenly coated.
Bake the cod in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. The baking time might vary slightly depending on the thickness of the fillets.
Once the cod is cooked, remove it from the oven and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
Serve the baked cod fillets with your choice of side dishes, such as steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, or a simple salad.
Enjoy your delicious and healthy Baked Cod!
Remember that cooking times can vary depending on your oven and the thickness of the fish fillets, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on them as they cook to prevent overcooking.