Fish & Seafood

Favorite Cod Fillet Recipes

Whether roasted with veggies or topped with cracker crumbs and baked ’til golden brown, these cod fillet recipes are sure to satisfy any seafood lover.

By Yankee Magazine

May 01 2018


Cod with Ginger-Basil Butter on Fragrant Rice

Photo Credit : Michael Piazza
With its firm texture and delicate flavor, cod (along with haddock) is a popular cold-water whitefish that works well baked, fried, poached, and salted. When choosing cod from the fishmonger or supermarket, look for firm flesh that is bright white, not chalky or grey. Note: New England cod populations suffered from extreme over-fishing in the 20th century. When available, we recommend purchasing wild cod that has been hook-caught, as opposed to caught by bottom trawling. When sustainable cod is not available, substitute it with another whitefish, such as pollock. For more information on choosing sustainable seafood, visit Seafood Watch from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


Foil-Roasted Cod with Herbed Vegetables

Handy aluminum packets keep the fish tender while it bakes alongside fresh veggies and flavorful herbs.

Oven-Fried Fish Fillets

These crunchy fish fillets are healthier for you than their fried counterparts, and won’t permeate your home with the smell of fried fish.

Baked Fish (Dad’s Catch)

This easy way to prepare baked fish calls for fresh fillets, seasoned cracker crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
Cod Fillet Recipes | Cod with Ginger-Basil Butter on Fragrant Rice
Cod with Ginger-Basil Butter on Fragrant Rice
Photo Credit : Michael Piazza

Cod with Ginger-Basil Butter on Fragrant Rice

This is the ultimate winter warmer, a fragrant dish of cod served over rice seasoned with cumin and turmeric. One of our very favorite cod fillet recipes!

Fillets of Cod Cape Ann-Style

An especially nice fish dish for the uninitiated. The creamy sauce is an impressively rich but easy one.

Baked Fish Fiesta

Attractive, aromatic, and delicious, this flavorful baked dish combines fish, bacon, tomatoes, and Parmesan.

Fish and Vegetable Bake

This tasty baked dish pairs firm whitefish with a savory vegetable stuffing.

Marinated Fish with Sour Cream

A very tasty, extra-special marinated fish dish that’s perfect for special occasions or your next meatless dinner party.

New England Cold-Water Fish with Lemon and Dill

Simple and versatile, this baked fish dish combines fresh dill, parsley, and lemon zest with flavorful results.

More Cod Recipes

Not a fan of whole fillets? These recipes call for smaller amounts of cod, but they’re no less tasty!

Corn and Cod Chowder

This milk-based corn and cod chowder combines the sweet taste of corn with fresh fish for a warming, flavorful meal.

Cod and Potato Cakes with Fresh Tarragon Mayonnaise

Crisp and flavorful, these oven-baked Cod and Potato Cakes pair beautifully with homemade Fresh Tarragon Mayonnaise.

Codfish Balls

While commonly made with salt cod, these crispy fried balls can also be made using a fresh cod fillet. Is your favorite in our list of cod fillet recipes? Let us know in the comments!

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This post was first published in 2016 and has been updated.