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baked lemon cod

Baked Lemon Cod

Quick and flavorful baked cod recipe for the whole family!

Course Main Course
Keyword baked, cod, cod fish, fish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author jamiesondiaries


  • 1.5 lbs cod filets
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Sea salt 1/2 Tbsp per side of fish
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper 1/4 Tbsp per side of fish
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika 1/2 Tbsp per side of pish
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning 1/2 Tbsp per side of pish
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tbsp per side of pish
  • 2 Tbsp Onion Powder 1/2 Tbsp per side of pish
  • Cayenne Pepper *optional
  • Parsley Flakes *optional
  • Grapeseed Cooking Spray *instead of olive oil


  1. Pre-heat your over to 350 degrees.

  2. Generously season your cod filet(s) on both sides. Lightly squeeze half of your lemon fresh lemon on top of the filets and set to the side. 

  3. Heat a large frying pan on medium high heat. Add or spray your oil in the pan. Once the pan is hot enough (it’ll slightly begin to smoke) sear two pieces of cod in the pan at a time. Don’t over crowd the pan or the pan won’t stay hot enough.

  4. Sear for a minute or two on each side or until slightly browned on each side. Place the seared pieces in a oven safe baking dish or pan spaced an inch or two apart. 

  5. Use your other half of fresh lemon to squeeze the remaining juice over your cod filet pieces. (Remember the more juice you squeeze the more lemon take it’ll have!) 

  6. Put your fish in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Or until pieces easily flake off. When they’re done you can squeeze a little more lemon juice or lemon zest on top of the fish if you’d like. Then enjoy!