Having grown up in the eastern part of India, I love to eat fish and I am always looking for new ways of baking my fish. This baked cod recipe is by far the best cod recipe I ever made. Cod is a sweet fish that does not have the characteristic fishy smell that turns off many people. So, if you are someone who has never tried fish before, this would be the ideal recipe to try.

Did I tell you guys that I absolutely love garlic? I am always looking for ways to incorporate garlic in my baked dishes. My garlic frenzy worked perfectly with the cod and worked magic with the spices. The result was flavorful baked cod that melts in your mouth and as if that was not enough, it took less than 20 mins to prepare.

I somehow feel that food tastes best when eaten in a bowl. To make it more appealing, I converted this plain baked fish into a fishbowl. I served it on a bed of 'Turmeric rice' with 'Greek salad' on the side. There you go, the perfect fishbowl is here for you! What more can you ask for on a busy weekday?

Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion
Category: Non-vegetarian
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 8 mins
Serves: 3
  • 1 lb cod fillet cut into 3 chunks
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp corriander powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp crushed peppercorn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Marinate the fish with 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Take the flour in a flat dish, add the coriander powder and paprika and keep aside.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.
  5. Dredge the fish fillet in the flour mixture, shake to remove excess flour, and sear lightly in the pan on both sides. Make sure not to cook the fish, just sear for some color because cod can be notoriously pale.
  6. Remove the fish and place on a greased baking dish.
  7. In the same oil, add the butter. When the butter melts, add the garlic fry for half a minute.
  8. Add the lemon zest, herbs, and remaining lemon juice. Scrape the bottom of the pan and pour the sauce on the seared fish.
  9. Bake for 8 mins.
  10. Serve with lemon wedges and your favorite side.
Chef's notes:
  • This recipe works equally well with swai or dover too.
  • Marinate the fish longer for better results.


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