Lemon Butter Baked Cod


2 lb cod fillet (or any white fish)

1/4 cup butter or margarine

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Dash(es) of paprika

Salt & pepper to taste



Prep the Fish: Begin by cutting the cod fillets into serving-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.


Butter Mixture: Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave. Once melted, stir in the lemon juice to combine the flavors.


Flour Coating: In a separate dish, whisk together the flour, salt, and pepper. This mixture will give your fish a slight crust and enhance its flavor.


Coat the Fish: Dip each fish fillet first into the butter and lemon mixture, ensuring it’s well-coated on all sides. Then, dredge the fillets in the flour mixture for a complete coat.


Arrange for Baking: Place the coated fillets in an ungreased baking dish. Drizzle any remaining butter mixture over the top for extra moisture and flavor.


Season: Lightly sprinkle paprika over the fillets. This not only adds a hint of flavor but also gives a beautiful color to the dish.


Bake: Cook the fish in a preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes. The cod is ready when it flakes easily with a fork, indicating it’s perfectly cooked.


Garnish and Serve: Before serving, garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges for an added zest and presentation.


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Total Time: 40-45 minutes

Servings: 4

Kcal: 320 per serving

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