Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod

With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation, Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire.  With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire.

I’ve been eating a lot of seafood lately… And it’s been heaven. 

You see, for about three years now, I have been a member of the Sitka Salmon community supported fishery (CSF). And I’m always super excited when the new season starts up.

With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire.

Served!

A new season means that I need to work hard to clean out anything in the freezer from the prior year. So much great eating!  It’s kind of like cooking the last of the CSA green beans before June arrives.   

Last week, I was not feeling particularly ambitious when it was time for dinner, so I decided to look for a recipe for poor man’s lobster (aka cod). That sounds easy right? But instead I ended up on this Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod.

The dish is also super easy, and the sauce has an incredible flavor that belies the simple ingredients and stream-lined preparation.  How lucky is that!

Prepare lemon butter

Pour over fish

Bake and serve

Well perhaps the vermouth in this isn’t quite an ordinary cooking ingredient, but it adds a real depth of flavor–like a shot of sherry stirred into soup. While I’m not big on buying special ingredients this one is worth a trip (or use broth if you can’t have alcohol). And happily, there was enough sauce to drizzle over rice for a seriously tasty side. 

With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire.

A bite!

The family liked it so well we’ve already had it twice. And I had to ask Sitka to drop off an extra case on the first delivery.

With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation, Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire. 

Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod
Serves 6
With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
277 calories
2 g
121 g
16 g
27 g
10 g
196 g
728 g
1 g
1 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
196g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277
Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 10g
49%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 121mg
40%
Sodium 728mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. o 6 5-ounce pieces of cod (about 2 lbs)
  2. o 1/4 pound butter
  3. o 1 small or ½ large lemon
  4. o 1/2 cup dry vermouth
  5. o 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. o 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  7. o ½ teaspoon salt
  8. o ¼ teaspoon pepper
  9. Optional: extra lemon slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9 x 9 pan with nonstick spray then arrange cod pieces inside of it.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan (or microwave in a bowl) then squeeze in the lemon juice. Add chopped parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the butter mixture over the cod fillets
  4. Bake until the cod is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  5. Drizzle with butter to serve, and top with a lemon wedge if desired.
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calories
277
fat
16g
protein
27g
carbs
2g
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2 thoughts on “Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod

    1. Inger Post author

      I didn’t even know I had it–except gradually I think I’ve acquired every form of alcohol 🙂 so I always check!

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