Cod with Cilantro and Lime Recipe

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My daughter loves to cook and especially likes dishes with Mexican flair. She bakes these wonderfully seasoned fish fillets in foil to keep them moist and cut down on cleanup.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cod or haddock fillets (2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces 1 equals 131 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. Place each fillet on a 15-in. x 12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil. Sprinkle with pepper. In a small saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil; stir in cumin. Spoon over fillets; sprinkle with cilantro. Place lime slices over each; drizzle with butter.
  2. Fold foil around fish and seal tightly. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro Lime Cod in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p190

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"My family is in LOVE with this dish! My daughter typically is not a big cod fan and she has requested it several times. I did make the choice to marinate it over night and the flavors really incorporated."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I've never given a recipe a poor review, but I couldn't eat this. It looked beautiful and smelled great. Unfortunately the limes directly on the fish made it so sour! We love cumin, cilantro and lime, but this just wasn't for us."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"My new favorite fish recipe! I used tilapia instead of cod, and it was so good."

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