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25 Cod Recipes You’ll Love Making

When you picture cod, you probably think of it as a bland, white fish that’s best served with melted butter, right?

But these cod recipes highlight the amazing flavors to satisfy all palates.

Baked Cod Loin with French Fries and Vegetables
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The mild, slightly rich flavor of cod is the perfect base for so many other flavors to spice up your regular dinner rotation.

There are endless flavorful possibilities that you can make with cod, and these are some of the best cod recipes you can try at home!

Everyday Cod Recipes We Adore

1. Super Easy Beer Battered Fish and Chips

The crispy fries are perfectly matched with a beer-battered cod that comes out so fluffy and golden brown on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside.

This fish and chips recipe will surely be a hit if you have guests coming over for game nights.

You can serve this with tartar sauce, lemon wedges, or malt vinegar for dipping. Coleslaw would be amazing, too!

2. Cornmeal Crusted Cod and Sweet Potatoes

Fried fish is just about the best thing in the world, but it’s even better with this cornmeal breading mixture that coats the fish with flavors.

The mild, starchy sweet flavor of sweet potatoes combined with the breaded cod makes for a savory, delightful snack.

3. Cantonese Steamed Fish

Don’t let the fancy name fool you: Cantonese steamed fish is a pretty simple dish that you can make in just 20 minutes!

It’s a staple of wedding banquets in the Cantonese region, but it’s also served at home on any old weeknight. The reason? It’s not just easy, but truly delicious.

Indulge in the tender texture with a tinge of sweetness in this steamed cod recipe.

4. Garlic Butter Baked Cod

A subtle hint of garlic, a drizzle of creamy butter, and the perfect blend of spices make this garlic butter baked cod absolutely irresistible.

It’s quick, delicious, and doesn’t require much prep. Plus, every bite tastes like pure heaven because of the garlic and butter that bathes each filet during baking. YUM!

5. Sheet Pan Mediterranean Cod

If you want to whip up something healthy and super tasty in just 20 minutes, this cod recipe is a must-try!

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This dish couldn’t be any easier to make. The only prep you’ll have to do is add your fish and veggies to a sheet pan, season them, and pop them in the oven. 

You can never go wrong with the fresh flavors of vegetables combined with the protein-rich cod that tops the list of healthy, fulfilling meals.

6. Long John Silver’s Fish Batter Recipe (+ Secret Ingredient)

Nothing compares to the famous Long John Silver’s fish batter recipe. Experience authentic nautical cuisine with this classic dish.

Luckily, you can recreate the beautiful flavors of this fried fish recipe at home!

The secret of this signature dish lies in the perfectly-seasoned batter layered with flavors and deliciousness. It comes out crisp and golden brown on top with a perfectly tender texture on the inside.

7. Baked Cod in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

A cod filet’s mild, slightly rich flavor is the perfect base for this recipe’s sweet, roasted flavor.

You can serve this dish over rice, with a salad, or a slice of crusty bread to soak up all the goodness in the sauce.

It’s elegant, but extremely simple. The next time you’re looking for something fancy to serve a group of people, but you don’t feel like slaving over a complicated recipe, this is a great one to try.

8. Tomato & Coconut Curried Cod

If you’re like me, you’ll love quick and easy meals that are super flavorful. I’m so excited for you to try this recipe for curried cod with tomatoes and coconut milk. 

The rich, creamy sauce made of tomatoes and coconut milk coats the tender cod, adding an incredible depth of flavor that’ll make your tastebuds jump with delight.

It’s an excellent source of protein and omega-3s, and it has a lovely, mild flavor that is sure to please.

9. Coconut Breaded Cod with Mango Salsa

The combination of creamy coconut and sweet juicy mango, combined with tender, flaky cod, is like a trifecta of deliciousness.

Indulge in this healthy fried cod recipe that boasts the flavors of the sea with a note of tropical delight.

10. Spicy Cod Sandwich

If you want to make the perfect treat you can bring on a picnic, you should check out this spicy cod sandwich recipe!

This sandwich recipe is made with ingredients that are a staple in your pantry.

Just a few ingredients and a little time are all you need to give your tastebuds a treat they’ll never forget!

11. Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Stewed Salted Cod)

Get cozy with this hearty, comforting dish made with the traditional Puerto Rican stewed cod paired with potatoes, olives, and lots of spices.

The spices and aromatics bring out the flavor in the fish. Once you add everything to the pot and simmer it all together, it becomes one of the richest, most flavorful meals around.

12. Chinese Pan-Fried Fish with Soy Sauce

This recipe captures the authentic Chinese dish that’s easy enough for home cooks to learn!

There are plenty of white fish options, but you can use cod fillet in this recipe.

The crispy pan-fried fish is served with a hearty relish of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and scallion. It’s delicious, flavorful, and so easy to make that even the pickiest of eaters will love it.

13. Cod with Mushroom and Spinach Sauce

If you’re looking for a go-to dish to serve when you don’t have much time in your hands without compromising a hearty meal experience, then you should try this cod recipe!

The key to this recipe is the special mushroom and spinach sauce, which brings the flavors all together.

14. Fried Fish Sandwich

Are you craving McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish?

Skip the fast food additives and make this freshly fried fish sandwich instead!

Enjoy a bite of the golden brown and crispy cod with the classic sandwich layers will surely delight the entire family.

15. Blackened Cod

Just look at that flakey blackened cod, would you?!

It’s everything you could want in a meal, right?

The bold, vibrant flavor of the blackened seasoning against the tenderness of the flaky cod is what makes this dish pop.

It’s not just delicious, but it’s also super easy to make and can be whipped up in no time.

16. Thai Fish Cakes

Replicate the bold Thai flavors in your kitchen with this easy-to-make recipe.

Cod ideally encapsulates the Thai curry paste flavor that’ll surely be your next favorite.

So, if you’re a big fan of quick and easy dinners that still taste gourmet, this Thai fish cake fits the bill!

17. Psari Plaki (Greek-Style Baked Fish)

The Mediterranean flavors of tomatoes, onions, and olive oil perfectly complement the tenderness and sweetness of cod.

This recipe is a great one to add to your weekly rotation. Serve it up with a side of feta and a slice of crusty bread.

18. Spicy Baked Fish (Tandoori Cod)

Add a twist to the classic spicy tandoori dish with this baked cod version that’ll surely win over the hearts of your dinner guests!

You can serve this with basmati rice or pair it with some veggies to balance the spice.

19. Baked Cod with Mustard Sauce

There are plenty of ways to bake cod that features a mix of flavors. This recipe features the sweet, tangy flavor of mustard with the mild taste of cod.

It’s a wonderfully hearty meal that doesn’t leave you feeling greasy afterward.

20. Lemon Butter Cod

Who doesn’t love the zesty, fresh flavors of lemon paired with cod’s mild, buttery taste?

This lemon butter cod recipe is sure to brighten up your dinner table with rich flavors and fantastic colors.

It’s a super simple recipe that doesn’t take long to make, and the results are so satisfying. It has a flaky texture with a rich, juicy flavor.

21. Cheesy Baked Stuffed Cod

Bite into the cheesy, buttery, and tender cod in this recipe that you can serve in 30 minutes!

The buttery cracker and cheese topping are melted together over the fish and combined with milk to make a rich sauce that clings to each bite. 

It’s all finished off with just a touch of lemon for a bright finish and zing that’ll have you coming back for more.

22. Cod Au Gratin

This cod au gratin recipe is another cheesy wonder to amp up your regular cod dish.

It’s all about the cheese, spices, and herbs that make the mild flavor of cod pop with delight!

23. Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash

Creamy fish pie with cheesy mash is warm, hearty goodness that can be one of your go-to’s when you want something filling and delicious.

Even if you’re not the biggest cook in the world, you can make this dish perfectly with just a little bit of work and a lot of love.

24. Baked Cajun Garlic Butter Cod

Spice up the mild, rich taste of cod with the buttery Cajun seasoning!

This dish is great because it comes together quickly, making it a last-minute meal option when you’re in the mood for something comforting and familiar.

25. Low-Carb Cod Veracruz

Fill your kitchen with the aromatic blend of Mediterranean spices with a coastal Mexican delight.

This recipe fuses the flavors of onions, tomatoes, olives, capers, and white wine with the tender, flaky cod.

25 Best Ways to Cook with Cod

For easy dinners, give these cod recipes a try! From fish and chips to sandwiches to fish cakes, cod is light, flaky, mild, and so good!


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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