Lemon – Herb Baked Cod

Lemon - Herb Baked Cod

Lemon – Herb Baked Cod

Lemon - Herb Baked Cod

Lemon – Herb Baked Cod:- For a delightful meal that’s gentle on your waistline and packed with flavor, let’s dive into a recipe that will make you fall in love with cod all over again. This Lemon-Herb Baked Cod is not only gluten-free, low-carb, and dairy-free, but it’s also incredibly simple to prepare. Here’s how to make a dish that does the ocean proud!


  • 4 cod fillets
  • 2 lemons (juiced and zested)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep Your Cod: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Make sure your cod fillets are patted dry and season them generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Lemon Zest Love: In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, minced garlic, chopped parsley, thyme, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Lemony Tango: Mix your lemon juice with the olive oil. This blend is going to give your cod a zesty, tangy freshness that pairs perfectly with the mild flavour of the fish.
  4. Seasoning Success: Now it’s time for some hands-on loving! Rub your lemon zest mixture onto the seasoned cod fillets, ensuring both sides are well coated.
  5. On the Pan: Place the fish fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This not only prevents sticking but also makes clean-up a breeze.
  6. Into the Heat: Into the oven they go. Bake the cod for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fillets, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Golden Edges: If you like a bit of crispiness, switch your oven to broil for the last couple of minutes. Keep an eye on it to avoid burning; you want beautiful golden edges.
  8. Let It Rest: Once done, let the cod rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring every bite is succulent and flavorful.
  9. Serve: Dish up your lemon-herb baked cod with your choice of sides. Fresh steamed vegetables, a quinoa salad, or some roasted sweet potatoes are lovely companions to this light and zingy fish.

I remember the first time I baked cod using this recipe. It was a Thursday, and I’d invited my friend over, who’s admittedly a bit sceptical when it comes to fish dishes. I assured her that this lemon-herb baked cod would change her mind. As it baked, I busied myself setting the table, secretly crossing my fingers.

Lemon – Herb Baked Cod:- Once out of the oven, the kitchen was filled with the tantalising aroma of lemon and herbs. And when I watched the golden, flaky edges of the cod, I knew it was going to be a hit. Sure enough, it was love at first bite for my friend. She even asked for seconds, and left that evening with the recipe in hand. This dish has since become our ‘fish dish staple’ for all future get-togethers. Trust me, it’s a crowd-pleaser every time!


Just a heads up for anyone new to cooking fish – cod is forgiving, but keep an eye on the clock! Overcooking can turn your dream dish dry. And if you’ve got any dietary restrictions, remember to adjust the ingredients as needed. Your taste buds will thank you!

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