Cod fillets brushed with lemon dill butter and baked until tender and flaky
12 ounces cod fillets*, fresh or thawed
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Melt butter in a small sauce pan and stir in the lemon zest and dill.
2. Rinse fish fillets if desired, and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle both sides (if fish is skinless) with salt and pepper. Lay fish on an ungreased baking sheet.
3. Drizzle half of the butter mixture over fish. Flip fillets over and drizzle remaining butter on top. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
4. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until fish tests done (tender and flaky inside). If fillets are thin, check at 12 minutes; if fillets are thicker they will probably need at least 15 minutes.
Serve over rice, with lemon wedges to squeeze over fish and rice if desired! :)
*I have used other white fish, such as mahi mahi, in this recipe and it's very tasty -- so feel free to substitute another kind of fish if you wish! :)
I created this easy baked fish recipe for nights when I need a quick meal but don't want to ask Joshua to fire up the grill! :)
We all LOVE the lemon and dill flavor! I like to serve this recipe over some plain cooked rice, since the buttery juice drips down into the rice and flavors it nicely to go with the fish. :)
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