Baked Cod with Lemon and Garlic

This baked cod recipe is simple yet delicious, featuring tender cod fillets infused with the fresh flavors of lemon and garlic. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a healthy meal option.

Ingredients

  • 4 cod fillets (about 6 oz each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  1. Prepare the Baking Dish:
  • Lightly grease a baking dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  1. Season the Cod:
  • Pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels. Place them in the prepared baking dish.
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the fillets.
  • Sprinkle the minced garlic evenly over the cod.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Add Lemon:
  • Arrange the lemon slices on top of and around the cod fillets.
  • Pour the lemon juice over the fillets.
  1. Bake the Cod:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cod is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the cod from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve hot with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables or a green salad.

Enjoy your flavorful and healthy baked cod with lemon and garlic!

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