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7 Tasty Cod Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

March 25, 2024
Courtesy of Feasting at Home

Maybe you’re looking to include more fish in your diet. Or you want to try something other than salmon. Or perhaps you just want to refresh your go-to recipes and you need a different protein to incorporate. No matter the reason, when it comes to quick, healthy, delicious weeknight dinners, these cod recipes can solve just about any problem. Cod is readily available, it’s mild tasting, it holds up to many different flavors and cooking techniques, and it’s quick and easy. The next time you wonder, “What’s for dinner?,” you can turn to these cod recipes. 

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1. Baked Cod with Asparagus, Fennel & Leeks

Baked cod with asparagus

Courtesy of Feasting at Home

This baked cod recipe is loaded with fresh flavors thanks to asparagus, fennel, leeks, and a touch of fresh thyme and white wine. It’s simple enough for a weeknight, with just 15 minutes of prep, but it’s nice enough to serve for a dinner party. Have it as is, or with a side of polenta or rice.

Try this recipe from Feasting at Home.

2. Lemon Pesto Baked Cod

Pesto baked cod

Courtesy of Something Nutritious

Here’s a Mediterranean dish that tastes like it takes all day to cook, but is actually deceptively easy. The secret is pesto, which you slather on the fish before baking. This dish also has cannellini beans, shallot, and tomatoes, so it’s a satisfying mix of flavors and textures. 

Try this recipe from Something Nutritious.

3. Chinese Steamed Cod Fish

Chinese steamed cod

Courtesy of I Heart Umami

This light and delicate dish is a restaurant-worthy Asian-inspired treat you can enjoy any time. Steaming the fish keeps it moist and tender, and the ginger, sesame oil, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), and scallions give it tons of flavor. Rice and sauteed baby bok choy or broccoli would make perfect accompaniments.

Try this recipe from I Heart Umami.

4. Easy Baked Cod with Spring Vegetables

Baked cod with spring vegetables

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

What’s not to love about a quick sheet pan meal that pairs cod with an array or spring veggies? This easy baked cod recipe is on the table in 30 minutes, and you can easily customize it based on whatever vegetables and herbs you have on hand. Bonus: Thanks to the one pan, cleanup is a snap.

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

5. Baked Herb-Crusted Cod

Herb-crusted cod

Courtesy of Walder Wellness

A little crunch is always welcome in cod recipes, and this one has it thanks to a crust that includes almond flour, dried basil and thyme, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast. It’s gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30 friendly. 

Try this recipe from Walder Wellness.

6. Tomato Coconut Curried Cod

Curried cod

Courtesy of Midwest Foodie Blog

Coconut milk is the base of this lush and flavorful dish, which also features curry powder, tomatoes, and lime juice. It’s a rich, comforting dish, ready in 30 minutes and perfect with rice. Toss in some other vegetables, too — we love it with green beans or cauliflower. 

Try this recipe from Midwest Foodie Blog.

7. Easy Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema

Cod tacos

Courtesy of Rachl Mansfield

Take taco night in a delicious new direction with these easy fish tacos drizzled with a creamy avocado crema. Toss the fish with smoked paprika, garlic, and lime juice, then broil. Enjoy them on your favorite tortillas with the easy avocado crema and a quick-pickled slaw. 

Try this recipe from Rachl Mansfield.

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