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Lemon Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter

Lemon Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter
Lemon Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter is so delicious, even toddlers and people who don’t like fish love it! Plus, it’s gluten free and low carb.
This Lemon Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter has blown me away and become an instant family favorite.
I added fresh parsley and lemon zest to the Parmesan-garlic-paprika mixture, dipped the fish in melted butter, then coated the cod with the incredible lemon-Parmesan blend.
Then, I baked the cod at 400 degrees for 15 minutes on a sheet pan. Just like the chicken, it comes out of the oven in a nice pool of garlic butter begging for bread to be dipped in it.
Lemon Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter Recipe
Lemon Parmesan Cod with Garlic Butter is sure to become a favorite meal and is fit for company. Serve with bread to dip into the luscious garlic butter.

  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lemon zest, plus juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley cut small or chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh cod
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the grated Parmesan on a dinner plate and add the garlic powder and paprika.
  2. Wash the lemon and pat it dry. Cut it in half and make zest from one of the halves by using a zester or grater to shave off the yellow part of the skin, adding it to the cheese mixture.
  3. Rinse the parsley and pat it dry. Cut it with scissors or chop it before adding it to the cheese mixture. Toss the cheese mixture with a fork to blend it.
  4. Rinse the fish in cold water and rub your thumbs along the surface to see if there are any bones to remove. Pat the fish dry with paper towels.
  5. Melt the butter in a small pan on the stove or microwave it in a bowl. Set up an assembly line from left to right with the fish, the butter, the cheese mixture, and the sheet pan.
  6. Use a fork to dip each piece of fish in the butter on both sides, then in the cheese mixture, coating both sides and patting the topping onto the cod with the fork. Place the coated fish onto the sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes. The cod is done when it can be easily flaked with a fork.
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over the fish and serve with bread for dipping in the garlic butter (you can place the pan on the table for informal dinners) or spoon the butter over rice, mashed potatoes or polenta. Store leftover cod in the refrigerator for up to three days.