Baked cod is flakey AND flavorful and so easy to make! Add this baked fish recipe to your dinner rotation. This is a seafood dish that everyone will love!
There are certain types of fish I have always avoided (although I don’t know why) and cod is one of them.
I have enjoyed cod fish before, mostly in the form of fish and chips, but I haven’t tried serving it up to my family. Turns out, it is really pretty darn good.
What Do I Need For This Baked God?
4 Cod Fillets
Lemon (you will use the juice and the zest)
Salt and Pepper
Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs)
How To Cook Baked Cod Fish?
STEP ONE – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
STEP TWO – Sprinkle the fresh lemon juice over your cod fillets. In a separate bowl, toss together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
STEP THREE – Combine the bread crumbs with the melted butter. Gently press the breadcrumb mixture over the cod and place it in a baking dish.
STEP FOUR – Bake the cod for about 15 minutes and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the bread crumbs are slightly toasted. Sprinkle a little fresh lemon zest just before serving. Garnish with parsley if desired.
How Do You Know When The Baked God Is Done?
Unless chicken or beef, you don’t necessarily need a meat thermometer to tell when your fish is done. It’s much easier to gauge doneness, all you have to do is look at the fish!
If your fish’s color is opaque and it flakes easily, then your fish is ready to come out of the oven.
Why Is My Baked Cod Rubbery?
If your seafood isn’t soft and flakey, there is really only one reason, and that is your fish is overcooked.
Seafood does not take long to cook. If your oven runs hot, check your fish after 13 minutes. Using your fork to test for flaking is really your best friend when it comes to testing your fish.
Is Cod Healthy For You?
Yes, cod is a lean protein that is full of vitamins and minerals. It doesn’t have as many Omega-3’s as some other forms of seafood, but it is still a good choice for those of us trying to eat a healthier diet.
What Goes With Baked Cod?
Can You Reheat Baked Cod?
You can safely reheat seafood for up to 4 days after it has been cooked. Reheat the cod in a 350-degree oven for up to 10 minutes. The tricky part about reheating fish is that overheating can make the fish rubbery.
I hope you enjoy this simple baked cod recipe. It is aa great way to introduce new seafood to the family, plus it is fresh tasting and delicious!
More Fish Recipes:
- 4 cod fillets
- Lemon juice from 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¾ cup panko
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Lemon zest
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Sprinkle the fresh lemon juice over your cod fillets.
- In a separate bowl, toss together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
- Combine the bread crumbs with the melted butter. Gently press the breadcrumb mixture over the cod and place in a baking dish.
- Bake the cod for about 15 minutes and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the bread crumbs are slightly toasted.
- Sprinkle the cod fillets with lemon zest just before serving. Garnish with parsley.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 353Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 120mgSodium 522mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 46g