How to Make Baked Cod at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Hey friends! Are you looking for something delicious yet healthy on your platter? Well, here I am with a very new recipe that is quick to make and promises fantastic flavours. It’s Baked Cod which is juicy and tender. Cod is a fish that is mild with plenteous white flakes and delicate meat and can be flavoured however you want. Seasoning is definitely the key! It can be had with mashed/roasted potatoes, garlic bread or a good salad. I use cod to make great fish and chips too. It severs as one proper meal.

Cod is an incredible fish and one of the most sold in America, as it is one of the most versatile too. Cod is excellently salted already but I recommend it to be lightly salted and then allowed to sit for a few hours in the fridge. This lures out the moisture and makes the meat firm and nice. This technique is especially helpful in frying.

I learnt making Baked Cod through an online lesson. Since then, I have been committed to making a perfect baked cod. I can now say I do a pretty good job at it. I have a fixed menu for the coming weekend and Cod is a part of it. I am all excited to share the recipe with you all. Are you?

So, let’s get started with the ingredients first. It’s not a long list and easily available stuff in the supermarkets.

Ingredients for Baked Cod

Cod Filets4
Kosher Salt2 tbsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper2 tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for baking dish4 tbsp
Cherry Tomatoes1 cup
Sprigs Thyme2
Garlic Cloves (smashed but not peeled)2
Round Sliced Lemon, plus more for garnish1
Freshly Chopped Parsley (for garnish)2 tbsp

I am sure you all would want to know the time taken to cook the dish. Well, I have a timetable down below; check it out.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 minutes15-20 minutes25 minutes

So, about 25 minutes is what you require to invest in making this delicious dish. Listed below is the step by step procedure for achieving the best-baked cod.

Baked Cod Recipe

Baked Cod recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Firstly, pat the cod fillets with a paper towel to remove excess water. This helps in better cooking of the fish. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper on top. 
  3. Now, in a baking dish (9×13 casserole dish with high sides), add cherry tomatoes, thyme, round cut lemon slices and garlic and pour olive oil over. Mix them well with your hands.
  4. Nuzzle the cod fillets into the baking dish.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork at the thickest part.
  6. And, its ready! Garnish with parsley and lemon slices and serve it up.

Pro tip: Place the lemon slices under the fish so that the fish does not stick to the bottom and the lemon juice seeps into the fish.

Nutritional Breakdown of Baked Cod

It is essential to understand what you are feeding your body with. Hence, I’ve added the nutritional values of the constituents of the dish. Do check it out.

Saturated Fat2.5g

 Note– The Nutritional Breakdown is for one serving only.

How to Make Baked Cod at Home | Video

To make things even simpler, I am adding a quick video for you all to see what goes into making a Baked Cod. I am sure it’ll be a great help. Check it out.

Video by The Stay At Home Chef

I hope you all would want to add this healthy and yummy dish to your list and would want to give it a try. Do share your reviews and suggestions in the comments section below. I’ll come up with some easy-peasy recipes soon; until then, keep trying out other recipes from our website. 

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