Poor Man's Lobster (Butter Baked Cod)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever, by Beatrice Ojakangas


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Arrange fish in a shallow casserole; pour half the melted butter over the fillets.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Place the fish in the oven and bake, uncovered, basting occasionally, until the fish flakes with fork, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with parsley; serve with lemon slices and the remaining melted butter for dipping.
Most Helpful

I had two pounds of cod. I used the cup butter but used 1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper and old bay. I had to cook mine for 40 minutes as my cod was thick. My family really enjoyed this. They asked me why I didn't cook more. It did have too much butter and I would cut that by half next time but this had a great taste to it.

bmcnichol April 02, 2013

I will make this again but I will use half og the butter - very good - even my picky fish eaters loved it.

KimberlyKaeC September 02, 2012

I used wild caught cod pieces from trader joes in the freezer section. 1lb only about $5 and it is more than enough for three servings of this recipe! I baked it a little too long but now i know for next time.

Candice H. May 20, 2016