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Lemony Parsley Baked Cod

The trick to avoid overcooking a good piece of fish is to cook it at a high temperature for a short amount of time. Do that and the fish stays moist and tender. —Sherry Day, Pinckney, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Place cod in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish; top with parsley mixture. Sprinkle with green onions. Bake, covered, 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 161 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • cynandtom
    Dec 21, 2017

    Followed recipe exactly, simple and delicious.

  • justmbeth
    Mar 24, 2017

    I was a bit disappointed in this recipe after reading all of the wonderful reviews. I found that the fish was just ok, nothing special. I felt it was bland, like it was missing some seasoning. I have other baked cod recipes that I prefer.

  • tcavman15
    Mar 3, 2017

    This tastes marvelous. My son thought it was too lemony, but I thought it was just perfect. I didn't have any green onions on hand, so I used chopped fresh chives instead. That worked fine. This is fancy enough to serve dinner guests, and easy enough for a weeknight meal.

  • Mokka
    May 7, 2015

    This was the absolute best & easiest fish recipe I've ever made. I used Halibut & it was fantastic, did exactlywhat the recipe said. This is most certainly a keeper!

  • joedebfry
    Mar 28, 2015

    Excellent and couldn't be easier! I used sunfish that my husband caught.

  • tsuop
    Feb 26, 2015

    I love Cod, this is a great and easy recipe. I added little dill as I like that flavor w/lemon. A definite keeper.

  • sandilh
    Feb 24, 2015

    No comment left

  • decar48
    Feb 23, 2015

    Can't get much easier for a delicious fish dish. Made exactly as stated using fresh lemon and parsley.. I would imagine this would be good on any white fish.

  • Ozarkagirl
    Feb 21, 2015

    This was absolutely awesome! I used 2 lbs. of frozen cod, defrosted, and dried parsley instead of fresh, so I increased the rest ingrediants by around 1/4 more. Everything else I had on-hand, including the red potatoes in the photograph. Simple and wonderful.

  • tbearmom03
    Feb 20, 2015

    If I bake fish, it is always this way. Excellent results. Time depends on thickness of the fillet. I have found that 10 minutes per inch at 400 is perfect. If thinner or thicker, adjust accordingly.