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Filet of cod baked with Cajun butter served on a bed of blanched green beans
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Baked Cod Recipe with Cajun Butter

White cod fillet smothered in flavorful Cajun butter and baked until perfectly flaky. This delicious and healthy Baked Cod Recipe is easy to make and ready in 15 minutes. The perfect quick meal for busy weekdays.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Cod, Baked Cod Recipe, Oven baked cod
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (If using store-bought seasoning check the salt level. If it's salty, omit the salt listed above)
  • Chopped Parsley and lemon wedges or slices to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pat dry the fish and lay it in a baking dish (2.5 or 3 Qt depending on size of fish).
  • Season the fish on both sides with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • Combine the butter, minced garlic and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Top each fillet with about a spoonful of the butter mixture.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Exact times will vary depending on the thickness of the fish. The fish is done when it turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
 Serve immediately with lemon wedges or slices garnished with chopped parsley.

Notes

  • Don't overcook the fish.
  • Some store-bought Cajun seasoning mixes are very salty. If that is the case, you may need to reduce the amount of seasoning mix you add to the flavored butter.
  • We always have a batch of homemade Cajun Seasoning mix in the pantry. Homemade seasonings are more affordable and you can customize it to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1316IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg