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Baked Cod with Rice

Baked Cod

Oven Baked Cod - tender and flaky cod fillets smothered in a lemon garlic sauce with a kiss of heat. A super tasty low-carb dinner in just 20 minutes!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword baked cod, dinner, easy recipes, fish, gluten-free, low-carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7 - 8 portions
Calories 126kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 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 cod fish 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 mixture.
  • Brush cod fish with spice mixture, making sure every inch is covered with spice. Add to 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.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
  1. This sauce would also work with other white fish like Tilapia, Haddock, Pollack, Stripped Bass, Mahi-Mahi and Grouper.
  2. For frozen cod, thaw them first and make sure to pat dry well before seasoning.


Calories: 126kcal | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 412mg | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg