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Lemon-Garlic Baked Cod 🍅🧄
Such an incredibly GORGEOUS dish, while being (secretly) VERY simple to prepare!
Since it comes out perfectly every time and involves minimal hands-on prep, I love to serve this to guests because it looks a lot more difficult than it really is.
So whether it’s a dinner party, weeknight dinner for the family, or just a delicious meal prep idea – you’re gonna want to add this to your bag-of-tricks!
Because this dish is so simple, be sure to use the freshest ingredients you can find.
This fish stays good in the fridge for up to 3 days when stored properly in a sealed container. Reheats nicely in a skillet or in the air fryer.
❓Do you like cod?
✅ If you’re a fish newbie, think about trying cod which is considered less “fishy” and milder than many other species. Cod is white and a very lean fish that’s slightly sweet with a delicate flaky texture.
➡️ Whitefish is a catchall term for a variety of white-fleshed fish, including haddock, cod, hake, whiting, pollock, and more.
💡 Each fish species has its own unique nutritional makeup but they are all incredibly nutrient-dense, delivering a lot of protein and micronutrients to your body for very few calories.
🔬They are low in fat and high in protein, B vitamins, and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus that help with numerous body processes.
💚 Research suggests that eating fish is linked with a lower risk of depression, heart disease, and cognitive decline as we age.
🍲 If you can’t buy whitefish directly from a fishmonger, choose wild-caught, frozen at sea varieties. Frozen at sea means they are frozen right after being caught, which preserves them at their freshest point. I like to buy frozen fish from Costco, or Whole Foods when it’s on sale.
🐟 Eat whitefish broiled or baked or in soups and chowders.
- 1.5 lbs skinless cod filets, or other white fish of choice
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1-pint cherry tomatoes
- 6 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 Tbsps olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsps honey
- 3 Tbsps capers
- 1 fresh lemon, cut into wedges
- 2 Tbsps freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. and lightly season the cod filets with sea salt and pepper on both sides.
Lay the cod in a 9″x 13″ baking dish.
Add in the cherry tomatoes and crushed garlic cloves.
Drizzle with the oil and fresh lemon juice.
Stir in the capers and a few lemon slices.
Bake at 400 degrees f. until your fish is cooked through and flaky, 15-18 minutes depending on the thickness.
Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.