How to Bake a Codfish 

Want to make effortless seafood at your family dinner or gathering.

But don`t know, How to bake a codfish?

Then this recipe is made for you only! It's basically a mess-free quick hard to overcook

& flavorful. So,  you can customize it according to your choice.

This buttery, garlicky, tender baked cod will decorate the dining table beautifully.

How to Bake a Codfish[]

How to bake a codfish

Quick Recap:

Step01- Make garlic butter

Step02-Marinate codfish

Step03-Bake the fish 

Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes 
Serves 4 person 


How to Bake a Codfish[]

  • 4 cod fillets

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chives, thyme, or other herbs, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 tsp lemon juice 

  • salt and pepper, to taste


Step01- Make garlic-herb butter

In a small mixing bowl put soften butter, minced garlic, herbs, paprika, lemon juice,

salt, ground black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

How to Bake a Codfish[]

Step02-Marinate Codfish:

Pre-heat oven at 200℃/400℉. Pat your fillets with a kitchen towel or tissue to

remove excess water. In a baking dish place codfish fillets. Put garlic-herb butter on

each fillet. Coat both sides of fillets with the mixture. Drizzle some olive oil & pepper. Cover & rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.

How to Bake a Codfish[]


Place marinated fish in the mid rack of the preheated oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or

until cod fillets are opaque and flakes easily with a fork.


Remove from oven & rest for 5 minutes. Serve with rice or statue veggies.

How to Bake a Codfish[]

More Seafood Recipes:

Tips & Tricks:

  • wild-caught fresh codfish fillets are most preferable for best taste.

  • Use skin-in or skinless fillets as per personal choice. If you’re baking both

are a good choice. But for a hassle-free grill or fry fillets use skin-in.
Variations in cooking:
  • Grill: For a picnic vibe, tries to grill codfish fillets in a griller with some veggies.

  • Fry: For a golden-brown crust fillet, shallow fry it in oil or butter.

  • Bake: Time consuming, one-pot & especially for busy moms. Put your fish in the

oven & spend family time.
Served with:
  • This baked codfish tastes beautifully with different side dishes.

  • Rice: With Plain rice or cabbage it’s a  complete meal.

  • Veggies: Statue veggies like carrots, radish, tomatoes, potatoes with some salt &

black pepper. Serve with freshly baked codfish fillets. 
  • Leftovers: Sherred baked codfish fillets, add some mayo, sauce. Put into bread.

your fish is ready to serve with tacos, tostadas, bread, or tortillas.
  • Baked codfish fillets are also good with salad. 

  • Actually, it`s a multipurpose dish for me. I make it & served as my family

members demand.

Storage Tips:

  • Leftover baked codfish can be stored in an airtight container for upto 2days in the

  • It’s a super freezer-friendly recipe. Keep Marinated fillets in a Ziploc bag or

container & freeze for upto 1 month. 
  • Defrost & cook as per your choice bake/fry/grill.


Per serving- 

Calories: 258kcal
Carbohydrates: 4g
Protein: 31g
Fat: 13g
Saturated fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 96mg
Sodium: 169mg
Potassium: 760mg
Calcium: 44mg

Iron: 1mg

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