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Cod Delight

I used to make this in the oven, but then I discovered that microwave lets me enjoy it even faster. It's a pretty dish to serve company. In fact, many of my friends and family now cook this at home. —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cod fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning


  • In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Place cod in an 11x7-in. baking dish; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with seafood seasoning. Microwave, covered, on high 5-6 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 154 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • katlaydee3
    Oct 3, 2017

    This was really good, and super fast cooked in the microwave. I followed the original recipe in the magazine which called for fresh basil instead of dried. I served this with scalloped potatoes and green beans.

  • MeeshellayG
    Mar 27, 2014

    Loved this recipe! I didnt have Canola oil so used safflower instead and thought it was good!Thanks for sharing!

  • lchtex_1
    Aug 25, 2013

    Simple, tasty and healthy and with common ingredients usually on hand.

  • markthebomb
    Jan 26, 2012

    Recipe probably isn't all that awful. Cod is just not a tasty fish. Will never do this one again.

  • Gloribee38
    Aug 16, 2010

    Yes, I will make this again. I thought it very tasty in-spite of the fact I did not have any seafood seasoning on hand for the recipe.

  • curlybiscuit1
    Aug 5, 2010

    It was bland. Will look for a more flavorful option.

  • Ldfed
    Apr 1, 2010

    This was delicious. I omitted the oil and salt to cut fat and sodium content and threw a sliced, precooked red potato and 1 cup of sugar snap peas in the same dish to cook for the last 4 minute for a complete meal.

  • daisey5
    Feb 3, 2010

    I baked as well. I also used Orange Roughy and the whole can of tomatoes.

  • amyedelen
    May 1, 2009

    I used sweet vidalia onions and green onions and baked it as well. This was delicious and there were no leftovers!

  • sh8400
    Apr 30, 2009

    I'm not a big fish eater, but I enjoyed this dish. Definitely not too fishy tasting and I didn't need any tartar sauce to help it go down. Just the right amount of flavor. Very easy to make and I took Jill Balkema's advise and baked it. Thank you Nancy Daugherty for sharing your recipe with us; it was great. My husband and 16-year-old son also really liked it. :)