Delicious Garlic Butter Baked Cod

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I eat a lot of fish and the recipe usually involves butter and garlic. That’s because fish, garlic, and butter are the trifecta of greatness. Buttery fish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal because it tastes delicious and pairs well with just about any side dish, from pasta to veggies to well, anything! 

This baked cod is super easy and hands-off, and is ready before you know it. So you could potentially pack all of tomorrow’s lunches, prep all of your side dishes, and set the table just in time for the cod to come out of the oven. How’s that for multi-tasking?


8 oz. cod

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Juice from one lemon

1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp. butter

1 Tbsp. olive oil 

1 tsp. paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Pat the fish dry and then rub on all sides with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place it in a glass baking dish.

Place the butter and garlic into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until the butter is mostly melted, about 30 seconds. Add in the parsley and lemon juice, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture on top of the cod. 

Bake until the fish is cooked through (about 20 minutes), spooning butter over the top occasionally as it bakes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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