Zesty Lemon Butter Baked Cod


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Transport your taste buds to the seaside with our tantalizing Lemon Butter Baked Cod recipe! Bursting with bright flavors and succulent textures, this dish is a celebration of fresh seafood at its finest. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or planning a special dinner, this recipe is sure to impress with its simplicity and deliciousness.

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– 4 cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
– 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– Zest of 1 lemon
– Juice of 1 lemon
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Lemon slices, for garnish
– Fresh parsley, for garnish


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
2. Pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels and place them in the prepared baking dish, ensuring they are evenly spaced apart.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
4. Pour the lemon butter mixture evenly over the cod fillets, making sure each fillet is well coated.
5. Place a few lemon slices on top of each fillet for extra flavor and presentation.
6. Bake the cod in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
7. Once the cod is cooked through, remove it from the oven and garnish with additional chopped parsley for a pop of color.
8. Serve the Lemon Butter Baked Cod hot, accompanied by your favorite side dishes such as steamed vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad.


There you have it – a delectable Lemon Butter Baked Cod recipe that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. With its vibrant citrus flavors and tender, flaky fish, it’s a dish that’s sure to brighten up any mealtime. So why wait? Head to your kitchen and whip up this seafood sensation for a dining experience that’s both refreshing and satisfying!