Lemon Baked Cod (Ovnsstekt Torsk Med Sitron)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

In Norway this dish is served with parleyed baby potatoes and cold cucumber salad.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cut cod into serving size pieces.
  3. Mix butter and lemon juice.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt and white pepper.
  5. Dip cod in butter/lemon then roll in flour mixture.
  6. Place in unreleased 8 x 8" pan. Pour whats left of the butter mixture on top.Sprinkle with paprika.
  7. Bake uncovered for 25-30 mn. or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh chopped parsley.
Most Helpful

What a wonderfully easy recipe to make! I really wondered, reading the ingredients, if this would work. But it was super good! That being said, I don't care for frozen fish, so I used freshly caught amberjack fillets, about an inch and a quarter thick. Amberjack is a great-tasting dense white fish, similar to cod in color but a little tighter in texture. The taste was wonderful in this recipe...the only thing I didn't care for was that the flour coating turned a bit "slimey". Maybe turning the broiler on at the end would help with that. But I loved the wonderful lemon/butter juice that I could scoop out of the baking dish over the fish, and the broiler might dry that juice up. Regardless, I absolutely loved the flavor and my fish was just wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Made for PRMR tag game.

breezermom July 30, 2013

For such a simple recipe, this has great flavor! I really like the preparation method, though I did have to finish the fish in the broiler to get the top to brown. In spite of being yummy, my fish didn?t turn out so pretty, but no fault of the recipe. Like other imported items, sometimes we don?t get the best quality, and so it was with this package of frozen cod, purchased in a rural area of Costa Rica, which was super thin and had suffered some freezer burn. I will definitely make this recipe again, but perhaps with some fresh local fish like Corvina. Thanks for posting, Pam! Gourmet Goddesses ZWT9.

Jostlori July 30, 2013

OMG....this was SOOOOOOO GOOD!!! This is the best oven baked cod ever....a DEFINATE KEEPER!!! THANKS for sharing!!!

Ackman June 06, 2014