Easy to make and full of fresh flavor, this Baked Lemon Cod is the perfect weeknight dinner and it’s elegant enough for occasions too!
4 – 6 ounce cod fillets, fresh or thawed from frozen
2 tablespoons butter, ghee or olive oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, see notes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 lemon, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Add the butter, olive oil, garlic, thyme, parsley, lemon zest, sea salt, and pepper into a small bowl. Mash the mixture together with a fork until fully combined.
Place the fish fillets in a baking dish, (I used a 9″x13″) and evenly spread the herbed butter mixture over the top. Add 4 slices of lemon on the sides or top of the fish fillets.
Bake until the fish is just done in the center and easily flakes apart with a fork on the edges, 15-20 minutes.
Serve with the remaining lemon slices.
To chop fresh thyme, first remove the leaves from the tough stems, then roughly chop them.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
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