Baked cod fillets recipe is a tasty fish dish prepared easily in all seasons of the year. With this recipe, you know you have a delicious, healthy, and light meal ready in only 30 minutes.
Please welcome the cod in all its freshness with a simple but tasty preparation – baked cod fillets! The delicacy of this fish is gently accompanied by basic spices such as salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. The simple, I would say basic recipe, is ready in less than half an hour, perfect for a romantic dinner for two, as well as for a crowded table. Pair the cod with a delicious and creamy blue cheese sauce to make it a restaurant-like dish.
The entire culinary world venerates this blue fish because it is delicate and lean. Therefore, don’t miss the Cod & Bacon Wraps to get the chance to explore it in every recipe possible.
Is cod healthy to eat?
Absolutely. Cod is one of the most widespread and consumed fish in the world. It lends itself to different types of recipes and is highly appreciated for its nutritional characteristics. A lean fish but at the same time very nutritious and also suitable for those suffering from some food intolerance. Due to its characteristics, it is also often used in diets. Low in fat, cod has very digestible meat, which is also rich in Omega3 and minerals.
How to bake cod fillets?
Rinse gently the fish fillets under running water then use paper towels to absorb the water. Arrange the cod fillets in a bowl, season with a pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper, paprika, and granulated garlic. Drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil. Rub in the spices gently. Turn them over and repeat the process on the second side. Let the fillets soak in the flavors for about 10 minutes. It is the best time to preheat the oven to 360F.
Now cover a baking tray with parchment paper and lay down the fillets. Insert the baking tray into the oven and bake the cod fillets for about 20 minutes. Isn’t it easy? Don’t miss this delicious recipe of baked cod as it is truly worthy! While the cod is baking, let’s make the creamy blue cheese sauce.
How to make blue cheese sauce?
It is my all-time favorite sauce when it comes to fish dishes. The blue cheese sauce is creamy, a bit sour, and just perfect for delicate fish meat. The ingredients for the sauce are the following:
- Blue cheese. Choose Dor blue, Gorgonzola or Roquefort.
- Heavy cream. The fatter the better
- Dry white wine such as Chardonnay
- Spices like ground pepper and maybe a bit of salt
To cook the sauce you will need a saucepan. Pour the heavy cream into the saucepan and put it on the stove on medium-low heat. While the heavy cream reaches the boiling point, chop the cheese thinly. Now add the cheese to the saucepan and mix. The cheese will be melting in a matter of seconds. Mix well and keep everything on low heat. When everything has blended, pour in the white wine and mix again. Allow the alcohol to evaporate. Taste for salt and season with ground pepper.
Set the sauce aside, it is ready to be served. I promise it will not only meet your expectation in a matter of taste but will also stay in your heart forever.
How to serve baked cod fillets with blue cheese sauce?
Serve the fillets as soon as they’re baked. Pour some sauce on a plate and lay over a piece of the baked fillet. Pair this dish with a glass of chilled dry white wine and just let yourself be conquered by the delicacy of this dish.
You can serve baked cod fillets with other sauces, chimichurri is also a great companion. However, remember that chimichurri is a green, fresh sauce with a strong taste while the blue cheese sauce is warm, creamy, and delicate.
How to store the baked cod fillets?
It is best to consume the cod fillets immediately and keep them in the refrigerator for up to one day. It is possible to freeze cod if you have used fresh ingredients. However, always keep in mind that fresh food will deliver maximum taste and aroma.
Baked Cod Fillet with Blue Cheese Sauce
- 1 lb cod fillets or 2 medium fillets
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
Blue cheese sauce
- 5 oz blue cheese
- 10 oz heavy cream
- 1/4 cup white dry wine
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Clean the fish fillet and season with salt, pepper, paprika, and granulated garlic
- Let marinate for 10 minutes
- Bake on a baking tray for 20-25 minutes at 350F
Blue cheese sauce
- Heat heavy cream in a saucepan
- Chop blue cheese and add it to the saucepan and mix
- Wait until the cheese melts then pour in the wine
- Mix well and season with pepper and taste for salt