Fee SIMPLE Friday: Baked Cod

Baked Cod from Order in the Kitchen

On Fee SIMPLE Fridays you will get easy recipes.  In the legal field, Fee Simple is the absolute ownership of property to the exclusion of others.  I want you to own your kitchen every Friday with these easy-to-make recipes!

This is a recipe that is pretty much a staple in my life.  I will sometimes vary the fish (usually based on what’s on sale) but cod is my favorite fish to use, and this technique makes it extra moist and delicious.  I made this dish recently because the Fresh Market was having a sale on cod and if you know me at all, you know I love a good sale.  Once I was set on cod, I went to my beloved Flavor Bible to figure out what I wanted to pair it with.  I settled on an artichoke, lemon and white wine risotto that I’ll share with you next Friday.  I typically make this fish to be served with rice and a vegetable.  Feel free to mix up what you serve it with, but roasted broccoli is always a good (and healthy!) choice!

Fee SIMPLE Friday: Baked Cod
The Elements
  • 1 cod fillet
  • Around 1 TBSP spices of your choice (I like Old Bay Garlic and Herb) (I rarely measure I just sprinkle enough until coated (see picture)
  • 1 - 1.5 lemon (depending on size of fish), sliced
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • sea salt (I like Maldon)
  • also need: aluminum foil
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put fish down on large piece of foil on a baking sheet (the foil needs to be big enough to fold up around the sides of the fish, like en papillote)
  3. Sprinkle your spices on the fish, then cover with lemon slices
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and top with sea salt (a couple pinches)
  5. Pull up the sides of the foil to wrap together then the roll up the front and back pieces of the foil so the fish is 100% contained within the foil
  6. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes (up to 25 if you have a thicker piece).
The Verdict
Absolutely perfect. Juicy, yummy fish with the easiest cleanup ever. I make this recipe all the time, mix up the sides, and it's a new dish each week. Enough to feed 3-4 people depending on how hungry (and whether they are children). So so good... go make it :)

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