Lemon-Parsley Baked Cod Recipe
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Lemon-Parsley Baked Cod Recipe

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This is the first fish recipe that got two thumbs up from my picky “meat-only” eaters. The tangy lemon gives the cod some oomph. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 232 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, mix lemon juice and butter. In a separate shallow bowl, mix flour and seasonings. Dip fillets in lemon juice mixture, then in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice mixture. Bake 12-15 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Mix parsley and lemon peel; sprinkle over fish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Parsley Baked Cod in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014, p2-12

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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sableogirl 254580
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2016

"I liked this recipe. Quick and easy. But the fish was soggy on the bottom. I will make it again, but will not pour all the extra butter/lemon sauce on top. Hopefully that will eliminate the soggy bottom."

NikNwo11 253335
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"This was SO tasty and a HUGE surprise to me, given how simple the recipe seemed. Husband asked for it again the next week!"

carol_jean 247988
Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"I followed the recipe exactly, but the fish was soggy and was not done. This recipe needs a longer cooking time. If I made it again and that's a big IF, I would cook for at least 25 minutes."

PageRD 247459
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"I rarely cook fish but I decided that I needed to add more fish to my life. This dish was very good. I made it exactly like the recipe, except that I substituted TOH's California Garlic Pepper Blend rather than lemon pepper. I thought the flavor was very good but the flour was very soggy and didn't brown off even though the fish was done. I would make it again but add the seasonings directly to the fish rather than coat it in the flour."

MY REVIEW 247326
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"This was pretty good, as far as flavored go; however, I saw absolutely no reason for the flour. I enjoyed the topping; will probably add fresh dill next time."

something4u 246691
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"Thank you for this tasty recipe! My husband and I were both sad to see it dissapear off our plates. I didn't have any paprika but didn't seem to stop us. This is my second time making this recipe. My husband was so eager to get home to this dish. Thank you again (((:"

sgnurse 245758
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"Oh my goodness, this was excellent. Our family agreed it was a keeper. I would not change this recipe at all. Also the sauce could be used for any fish recipe-Delicious!!"

channa1012 244698
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Loved this recipe, not much of a fish eater but trying to expand my palate since my little one is on her way to eat big people food. I thought that the lemon flavor was perfect and it was SO easy to make, even I couldn't mess it up!"

chelseatarheti222 244362
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"Much too soggy for my taste. The lemon flavor is nice with cod but I agree with the previous review that it was too strong, imbalanced."

tsuop 244181
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016 Edited Feb. 22, 2016

"WAY too much lemon, overpowering. I know I can decrease the amount of lemon but not good otherwise. Won't make again."

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