For a healthy and quick weeknight meal, baked cod is a great option. Its mild flavor allows you to add a variety of seasonings. My favorite is a simple recipe using olive oil and garlic.
2 cod fillets, about one pound total
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon parsley
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly pour a thin coating of olive oil in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish and then arrange the fillets. Drizzle with the lemon juice and oil, and sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper, and parsley. For extra flavor, sprinkle with thyme or paprika.
Bake until the flesh is flaky but still juicy, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with roasted potatoes, rice or couscous, and your favorite vegetable.
Thanks for this one; it’s also one of my favorite ways to prepare cod!
Recently, I substituted a pinch of turmeric for parsley since it’s so good for us (I also add a bit of turmeric to my couscous, risotto, spaghetti sauce, soup and meatloaf recipes). Gives a subtle and nice flavor change!
On another occasion, twelve minutes before my risotto was finished, I stirred in frozen peas and capers, then put my seasoned cod on top and “poached” it in the same pan for a one pot dinner (I used a deep saute pan). Delicious and easy cleanup!
Your poached cod with risotto sounds fabulous! What a great idea! I will have to try that too.
Cod is one fish my girls WILL eat! I’ll have to try both SensitiveEconomist and Sharon’s ideas. THANKS!
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