Broiled Cod fillets on a platter with fresh lemons and parsley

Broiled Cod

We’re always looking for weeknight meals that are easy to prepare and tasty.  This delicate flaky broiled cod with a buttery garlic, lemon and herb sauce fits the bill!

Typically cod comes into the store frozen, but it is still really good to work with, however if you can get a hold of some fresh cod, even better!

Here we have 1 pound of of cod with the thinnest tail section removed

Then we cut the rest into four even portions

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As I mentioned we are going to keep this fairly simple

We will need the zest of 1 lemon, 2-3 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 garlic clove grated, 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper and smoked paprika

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Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together

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Place the fillets on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and start brushing on the herb butter

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Repeat until they are all coated and distribute the leftover herb butter evenly on the cod

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Place into the oven and broil 4-5 inches from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until a knife slides easily through the thickest part of the fish

Note: Since cod tapers out in thickness, we recommend you check the thinner sections earlier and remove as needed

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Allow to rest at least 4 minutes before serving

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Serve drizzled with the pan juices, some lemon slices and fresh parsley!

Check out some of our other easy seafood dishes

Citrus Crusted Salmon

Flounder Florentine

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

 

Broiled Cod fillets on a platter with fresh lemons and parsley

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Simply Sundays! ~ Broiled Cod

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 pounds of cod

zest of 1 lemon

2-3 tablespoons of melted butter

1 garlic clove grated

1/4 cup of fresh parsley chopped

1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt, ground black pepper and smoked paprika

Directions

Remove the thinnest part of the tail section.  Cut the rest of the cod into equal size portions

Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter.  In a bowl, whisk the butter, lemon zest, grated garlic, parsley, kosher salt, ground black pepper and smoked paprika until combined

Place the fillets on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  Brush each fillet with the butter mixture.  Distribute any remaining ingredients from the butter mixture

Broil 4-5 inches from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until a knife slides easily through the thickest part of the fish.  Test the thinner fillets earlier.  Remove from the oven and allow to rest for around 4 minutes

Serve drizzled with the pan juices, sliced lemon and fresh parsley

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece
OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk

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7 thoughts on “Broiled Cod

  1. In the instructions you say to cook on parchment paper. Won’t the parchment paper burn (or catch fire) if you are broiling?? I’ve never broiled on parchment paper, only foil. Is it safe?

    1. Hi Alana, it’s fine to broil on parchment as long as your rack isn’t all of the way up in the oven. For extended periods of time, I wouldn’t recommend parchment on broil, but since it’s only a few minutes, it will be fine.

  2. It sounds great.
    Questions before I go into your recipe:
    – do you brush it on both sides, or only the top side?
    – do you broil only ONE side of the fish? No need to flip it and broil the underside?

    1. Hi Levana, brush the butter mixture on the top of the fish only and no need to flip over. Since you are cooking at such a high heat, the cod will cook all of the way through. Just be sure to test for doneness. Enjoy!

  3. A great recipe. I think the cook time is a touch long for broiling, I shortened it to 8 min and it turned out perfect.

    1. Glad it came out well! The cooking time does depend upon the thickness of the fish. I edited the cook time to state 8-12 minutes so other readers know to check the doneness. Thanks!

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