Cod Fish

When you're in the mood for other fish, consider cod, a popular saltwater fish that can be baked, broiled, or fried. These easy seafood recipes slip cod into everything from chowders to tacos, with very little effort.

See Popular Cod Fish Recipes


Martha Stewart

This recipe for baccala (cod baked in spicy tomato sauce) comes courtesy of chef Pasquale Martinelli of Bellavitae restaurant.

Healthy Cod Fish & Mexican Tacos: Cook Once, Eat Twice Twice

Cod is a mild, flaky fish. Sound dull? No, this versatile fish happens to be the perfect canvas for a crispy golden crust that bursts with flavor.

Pan-Seared Cod with Preserved-Lemon Aioli

Food & Wine

Nonstick skillets are incredibly helpful when preparing lean fish like the cod fillets here, because the flesh sticks to metal so easily. To give the cod a golden crust, Melissa Rubel Jacobson dusts it with finely milled Wondra flour before cooking. The creamy preserved-lemon aioli she serves alongside the fish is also a terrific dipping sauce for roasted potatoes.

Total: 20 mins

Mustard-Glazed Black Cod with Fingerlings and Chive Puree

Food & Wine

At Canlis, chef Jason Franey uses small Yukon Gold potatoes in this dish, but sliced fingerlings are great, too.

Total: 45 mins

Cajun Fish


Fish fillets simmer quickly in a delicious tomato sauce that's been seasoned with a blend of Cajun spices that add a flavorful kick to the dish.

Total: 30 mins

Spicy Cornmeal Cod (lighter recipe)

Betty Crocker

A spicy coating gives lots of flavor--but little fat--to this fabulous fish recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Pan-Seared Black Cod with Grape Salsa

Food & Wine

Ben Towill hand-crushes grapes for this fresh salsa, but pureeing some of them in a food processor works equally well. Grapes may seem like an unlikely partner for fish, but they're very good with silky black cod fillets.

Total: 40 mins

Broccoli Fish Bake


Fish becomes a family favorite in this tasty baked dish featuring layers of broccoli, fish and a creamy cheese sauce.

Total: 35 mins

Classic North Shore Fish Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

You can make the mixture for the fish cakes ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until dinner the next day.

Total: 30 mins

Crunchy Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce

Food & Wine

Michael Schlow of Radius in Boston uses potato flakes from a box in place of bread crumbs to form a supercrispy crust for cod fillets. Grace Parisi dredges cod strips in flour and potato flakes to create crunchy fish sticks, which she serves with a chunky sun-dried-tomato tartar sauce.

Total: 30 mins

Fritto Misto with Fennel and Lemons

Food & Wine

The flavors in this crispy seafood dish echo those in Grace Parisi's high-end pan roast, but Melissa Rubel Jacobson chose less expensive seafood for her interpretation. "I used only a thin coating of batter -- somewhere between a beer batter and tempura -- so the flavor of the fish doesn't get lost," she says.

Total: 45 mins

Fish and Vegetable Skillet


You're just minutes away from this light, creamy and refreshing fish dinner that cooks in just one pan for easy clean-up.

Total: 30 mins

Roasted Cod with Stone Fruit Salad


Make the most of fresh, in-season fruit by serving it as part of this protein-packed dinner. You can use fresh or frozen cod or thaw the fish overnight in the refrigerator if starting with frozen.

Sole Cakes

Diabetic Living

A crispy panko crust makes these low calorie fish cakes reminiscent of those childhood favorites: fish sticks!

Miso-Glazed Cod

Fine Cooking Books

This recipe brings home the mouthwatering taste of the haute Japanese restaurant favorite. You need a few specialty ingredients, but they are worth getting because you will make this easy, five-ingredient dish over and over again.

Cod with Artichokes and Chickpeas

Food & Wine

At The Restaurant: $29 per person. This recipe is based on barigoule, a Provencal dish of artichokes, mushrooms and oil. To serve with cod, Mark Sullivan prepares it with baby artichokes and chanterelles.

At Home: $8 per person. Make the dish with frozen artichokes and shiitake mushrooms, which are less pricey than chanterelles.

Total: 45 mins

Cod Quenelles with Tomato Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

These poached cod dumplings add an elegant note to dinner, making them ideal to serve to guests.

Back to Top