Lemon Butter Baked Cod

Savor the delicate flavors of tender cod fillets baked to perfection in a zesty lemon butter sauce. This easy-to-make dish is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for entertaining guests. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a delicious seafood meal that’s bursting with freshness and flavor.


4 cod fillets
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Lemon slices, for garnish
Fresh parsley, for garnish


Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil.
Season the Cod: Place the cod fillets in the prepared baking dish. Season both sides of the fillets with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Prepare the Lemon Butter Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, lemon juice, minced garlic, lemon zest, and chopped parsley until well combined.
Coat the Cod: Pour the lemon butter sauce over the cod fillets, making sure to coat them evenly.
Bake the Cod: Transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cod is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
Serve: Once the cod is cooked through, remove it from the oven. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley before serving.
Enjoy: Serve the lemon butter baked cod hot, accompanied by your favorite side dishes such as steamed vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 4

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