Lemon Butter Baked Cod

The Lemon Butter Baked Cod is a dish that perfectly embodies the essence of a delightful seafood feast. With its tender, flaky texture and the zesty, buttery flavor, this dish is a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients come together in harmony. Ideal for a wholesome family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare. Let’s dive into the culinary journey of creating this mouthwatering dish.


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


1️⃣ Prep the Fish: Begin by cutting the cod fillets into serving-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.

2️⃣ Butter Mixture: Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave. Once melted, stir in the lemon juice to combine the flavors.

3️⃣ 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.

4️⃣ 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.

5️⃣ 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.

6️⃣ Season: Lightly sprinkle paprika over the fillets. This not only adds a hint of flavor but also gives a beautiful color to the dish.

7️⃣ 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.

8️⃣ Garnish and Serve: Before serving, garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges for an added zest and presentation.