Broiled cod is a quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for a family fish dinner. This recipe is gluten free and can be easily made dairy free, and with a grand total of 7 ingredients it’s a breeze to make. Cod is one of the more common fish fillets you see around and having a solid recipe on hand always comes in handy, and at ten minutes of cook time, broiling cod is the way to go.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Fast: Fish cooks super quickly! This recipe takes about 15 minutes or less to get on the table.
- Simple: There are only 7 ingredients to make this broiled cod. Many of which you likely have on hand! It doesn’t get simpler than that!
- Versatile: Use this broiled cod recipe as a main dish with a side or add a twist to another dish where you’d want to add a cod fillet to such as pasta or a salad. Once you know how to broil cod, you can always change up the flavors for what you’re wanting to serve it with!
- Healthy: Fish is a great source of protein, and this recipe is gluten free, Paleo, dairy free, Whole30 and keto / low carb.
- Tasty: Broiled cod is a simple dish that has all the tasty flavors you’d want in a fish recipe with the butter, garlic, and citrus.
Ingredients for Broiled Cod
To make this simple recipe you will start with a pound of cod fillets, this should be about 4 of them. You will then need butter (or ghee or vegan butter), minced garlic, lemon juice, onion powder, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. If you want, lemon slices are great for a garnish or an extra squeeze of citrus for serving.
How to Broil Cod
The first step to broiling cod is to make sure you have your oven racks set. They should be about 6 inches from the broiler. Trust me, you don’t want to try that step when the oven is at 500 degrees. Once they’re set, preheat the broiler.
Pat both of the sides of the cod fillets dry with a paper towel and then season well with salt and pepper, also on both sides. Then add the butter to a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
When the butter is melted in the skillet, add in the minced garlic. Stir it around with the butter until the garlic becomes fragrant and then add in the lemon juice and onion powder and stir it together.
Now, add your cod fillets to the skillet and sear them for about a minute and carefully flip them over in the skillet. Place the skillet in the oven. Don’t worry about searing the second side of the fillet as it will naturally sear in the broiler.
Broil for about 7-10 minutes. The internal temperature should reach 130-140 degrees F. Start checking the cod fillets at about 7 minutes for thinner fillets as they will be done faster. The thicker fillets will be closer to 10 minutes so just keep an eye on them as the total cook time is not very long.
Remove the skillet from the oven carefully once the internal temperature of the cod is in that 130-140 degree F sweet spot. Garnish your broiled cod and add any salt or pepper as desired.
Serving and Storing Instructions
Garnish this recipe with any extra chopped parsley you have on hand or lemon slices. To serve, I recommend a side of roasted veggies of your choosing or go for a potato side such as brabant potatoes or roasted herb and mustard potatoes for a “fish and chips” style meal.
For storing your broiled cod let it cool to room temperature and place in an air tight container or into individual meal prep containers with portions of your side and refrigerate. It will keep well refrigerated for about 4 days.
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- Adjust your oven racks so the rack closest to the broiler is about 6 inches from the broiler. Preheat the broiler on the oven
- Dry both sides of the cod fillets with a paper towel, and season well with salt and pepper on both sides
- Add the butter to a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, add in the garlic and stir with the butter until fragrant. Then stir in the lemon juice and onion powder
- Add the cod fillets into the skillet and sear for about 1 minute, and then flip them carefully. Place the skillet into the oven and broil for 7 to 10 minutes, until the internal temperature is 130-140 degrees F. The time needed will depend on the thickness of your fillets. For thinner fillets, check them closer to 7 minutes, and thicker ones check closer to 10 minutes
- Remove the skillet from the oven, garnish with parsley, lemon slices and additional salt and pepper, if desired
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