This is one of the easiest and quickest fish recipes. Baked Cod with lemon and garlic for dinner served with Lebanese rice is a filling and delicious meal that everyone can’t say no to! Enjoy a Mediterranean-style dish at home with this simple cod recipe any time.


  • ¼ c. chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1.5 pounds Cod fillet pieces, 4-6 pieces
  • Lemon Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Coating:
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp sweet Spanish paprika
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ⅓ c. all-purpose flour


Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F.

Step 2: In a shallow bowl, place the lemon juice, olive oil, and melted butter. Mix well and set aside.

Step 3: Whisk the all-purpose flour, spices, salt, and pepper in a different shallow bowl. Set this aside next to the lemon sauce.

Step 4: Next, pat dries the fish. In the lemon sauce, dip the sauce and dredge in the flour mixture, shaking the excess off. Set the lemon sauce aside for later.

Step 5: In a cast-iron skillet or oven-safe pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering but not smoking, add the fish to the skillet. Sear the fish on each side for around 2 minutes to give them some color, but do not cook them completely. Set the seared fish aside for now.

Step 6: Add the minced garlic to the remaining lemon sauce and mix well. Drizzle this over the fish fillets. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the fish flakes easily using a fork.

Step 7: Serve the baked Cod with lemon and garlic immediately, garnished with some chopped parsley. Enjoy!


Pair this baked cod with Lebanese rice alongside Mediterranean chickpea salad or traditional Greek salad. In a shallow glass container with a tight lid, arrange the completely cooked fish and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.