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Lemon Herb Butter Baked Cod in white baking dish on white marble

Lemon Herb Butter Baked Cod

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  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Fresh cod fillets baked with cherry tomatoes and smothered in a lemon garlic herb butter sauce.


Units Scale
  • 4-6 cod fillets (about 1 1/2 lbs of cod)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 4-6 lemon slices
  • 1 teaspoon dill leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9X13 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, paprika, thyme, dill, and parsley until combined.
  3. Pat cod dry. Season fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Brush with butter mixture and place in the baking dish.
  4. Add tomatoes and lemon slices to the dish.  Drizzle evenly with remaining butter mixture.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cod is opaque and flakes easily with fork.
  6. Garnish with any remaining herbs and serve with sauce from the pan.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes