Lemon Butter Baked Cod

This Lemon Butter Baked Cod recipe is a delightful dish that combines the freshness of lemon with the richness of butter to create a flavorful and tender cod fillet. The cod is coated in a buttery lemon mixture, then lightly breaded and baked to perfection. It’s a simple yet elegant dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Bright and refreshing flavors
  • Versatile and can be paired with various side dishes


  • 2 lb cod fillet (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


  • Cut the cod fillets into serving sizes.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave. Add lemon juice to the melted butter.
  • In another dish, mix together flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Dip each fish fillet into the butter and lemon mixture, coating well on all sides.
  • Then dip the buttered fish into the flour mixture, coating well on all sides.
  • Place the coated fillets in an ungreased baking dish.
  • Drizzle the remaining butter mixture over the fillets.
  • Sprinkle the entire dish with paprika.
  • Bake the dish, uncovered, in a 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Kcal: 320 per serving


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added flavor, you can squeeze some extra lemon juice over the baked cod before serving.
  • Serve this dish with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

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