Roasted Cod with Lemon

This was derived by the same book I used for some roasted veggie posts: Sonia Stevenson called “Roasting”. I wanted to make fish in a new way, and this ended up being a nicely flavored and fairly healthy dish. If you want a light summery dish, this is perfect. I served it with some quinoa, but you can serve it with potatoes or another starch, too.

I did not have all of the ingredients she listed, so I made do with what I had and it still turned out well. I enjoyed how easy it was, except for when I forgot that the pan would be hot after it was out of the oven. Ugh! Another burn, another silly moment for me.

I was happy I got to use a birthday present for this, and they worked really well (sweet but with a subtle kick):

So, be careful with the hot pan, gather just a few ingredients, and then enjoy it for your next fish night!

Directions for Roasted Cod with Lemon

  • Oil
  • One onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns (I used pink)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (use lemon thyme if you have it)
  • One lemon, sliced with one Tablespoon of lemon juice reserved
  • 1/2 to 3/4 pound cod (I was cooking for two)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (roughly) ground nutmeg

Start by heating some oil in a pan that can (ideally) go into the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add to the oil the onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic, and thyme.

Saute until the onions soften.

Meanwhile, season the cod with some salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Add the lemon juice to the onion mixture, then place the fish fillets on top, tucking in the lemon slices around them.

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the fish is cooked.

Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves before serving!

Directions for Roasted Cod with Lemon without pictures

  • Oil
  • One onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns (I used pink)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (use lemon thyme if you have it)
  • One lemon, sliced with one Tablespoon of lemon juice reserved
  • 1/2 to 3/4 pound cod (I was cooking for two)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (roughly) ground nutmeg

Start by heating some oil in a pan that can (ideally) go into the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add to the oil the onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic, and thyme. Saute until the onions soften.

Meanwhile, season the cod with some salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Add the lemon juice to the onion mixture, then place the fish fillets on top, tucking in the lemon slices around them. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the fish is cooked.

Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves before serving!

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