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How To Cook Cod

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1 pound fresh cod, cut evenly into two pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • lemon slices
  • 2 tbsp unslated butter


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place both pieces of fish on a plate and drizzle evenly with the olive oil.
  • Season well with salt and pepper
  • In an 8-10 inch non stick and oven safe pan, add the canola oil and place over a high heat.
  • After a few minutes the oil should be very hot. Place each piece of cod into the pan top side down into the canola oil.
  • Sear without moving for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Carefully turn the cod over and then transfer the pan to the oven.
  • Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until the fish feel slightly firm when gently pressed with your finger.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and add the butter.
  • As the butter is melting tilt the pan to gather the melted butter at one side and using a spoon, spoon the butter over the fish a few times. Remember the pan will be hot!
  • Squeeze the half of a lemon over the fish and serve garnished with chopped parsley.