Oven Baked Cod


  • 1 1/2- 2 pounds cod fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons basil or parsley
  • 1 tablespoon more lemon juice
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray baking pan with cooking spray or lightly oil. Set aside.
  • Dab both sides of codfish dry with paper towels, season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a small pan set over medium-low, heat butter, minced garlic, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and parsley or basil. Stir for about 30 seconds or 1 minute. Let this mixture sit for a little bit about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice to the mixture.
  • Brush codfish with spice mixture, making sure every inch is covered with spice. Add to a prepared baking dish or baking sheet.
  • Bake until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preferred doneness. When the thickest part of cod is easily flaked with a fork, then is perfectly cooked.
  • Garnish immediately with lemon.

Author: africanbites.com/baked-cod/