Lemon Butter Baked Cod

Last night’s dinner was a huge success {my boys are seafood LOVERS}! Plates were literally licked clean after these tender, lemony, buttery filets of cod were served! An easy, yet delicious recipe…great for Summer dining.

Pat filets with a paper towel to dry.

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze one half over each filet. Slice the other half into thin slices to put on top while baking.

Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over top of filets.

Sprinkle with sea salt, Old Bay seasoning, and top with lemon slices. Bake in a preheated oven to 375 for 20-25 mins until done. Fish will be white, tender and flakey.

I served this last night along with smashed potatoes and green beans.

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Lemon Butter Baked Cod
Serves: 4-6
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  • 4-6 Cod Filets
  • 1 lemon (cut in half)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (no substitutions)
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Sea Salt (regular salt will work too)
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Pat filets with a paper towel to dry and place in baking dish
  3. Squeeze ½ of a lemon over filets. Slice the other half of the lemon and save to put onto of filets while baking.
  4. Pour 1 stick of melted butter over top of filets.
  5. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning and sea salt.
  6. Top with lemon slices.
  7. Bake uncovered for 20-25 mins. Filets will be white, tender and flakey.




  1. I am not a huge fan of fish, but this looks delicious!

  2. My cod are frozen – should I thaw first? I really want to try these as we need more fish in our diet. Thanks!

  3. Just made this for dinner — yummy! Unfortunatly kids did not like it but they loved going to fish market. Thanks again for sharing your recipes.

  4. I made this cod for dinner tonight and it was sooooo good! Even my 4 & 6 year old boys liked it, and they don’t care for seafood much at all. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  5. Could you use any other white colored fish for this recipe and get similar results? Such as flounder or perch? Thanks!

  6. Made this tonight and the 6 year old had 3 servings – then announced that he wanted cod for dinner again tomorrow night. Thank you!! Lucie

  7. David G. Pope says:

    Very simple to make and YUMMY! Thanks!

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