Delightfully Flavorful Lemon Butter Cod For Two

How many of you have increased your consumption of salads, fish, and all things deemed “healthy” for your “New Year, New Me”? Well, whatever the reason for you checking out more recipes for fish–I’m here to help you out with a Lemon Butter Cod for two!

I love to cook, but I get bored of making the same protein all the time. The same applies to fish. I’d usually make salmon, but I wanted to switch things up. Now, I don’t often work with white fish, but it was worth trying.

Today we’re reviewing a Lemon Butter Baked White Fish recipe from The Lemon Bowl.

I don’t often make any kind of white fish, so I had to educate myself a little bit before jumping into this recipe. Some things that I believe are important to keep in mind:

  • White fish is rather mild in flavor
  • Salt is important when cooking white fish
Lemon Butter Cod from The Lemon Bowl
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Let’s jump into the bulk of this recipe. As always, I like to stick to meals that take me less than an hour to make. Why? It’s the weekend. I’d rather spend it relaxing with my boyfriend rather than steaming over food in the kitchen. The great news about this recipe is that it definitely takes less than an hour to make and serve. The best thing about cooking and improving your skills in the kitchen, is that the prep times start looking more accurate. You’re in for a real treat with this one!

The recipe calls for white fish, but I ended up using cod. Very similar in flavor, and it just so happened to be 1 USD less than the white fish. Hey, saving money anywhere you can is still important. The cooking time was similar, if not the same, so I had no trouble following the recipe with this swap.

When it comes to prepping, the lemon butter is delightfully simple to make. Please make sure to let your butter sit at room temperature before adding in the herbs, garlic, seasoning, and lemon. You don’t want to break your fork. 🙂

The fish takes about 15-20 minutes to bake to that perfectly flaky texture, which is just enough time to prep a side for your meal. In my case, I ended up making brussel sprouts with the remaining herb butter that I could scrape out of the bowl. No waste–am I right? Again, I didn’t find myself going out of the way to make this side, which was a HUGE plus for me.

Was The Lemon Butter Worth The Hype?

As I stated earlier, cod is a fish with a rather mild/bland flavor. You’d need seasoning that will go beyond just salt and pepper. Perhaps that is my preference, but just telling you all how I see it. The lemon butter was a nice touch for the fish. It wasn’t overpowering, but delicate enough to keep this dish very light and enjoyable. When serving, I would recommend keeping the lemon slices on the fish. Sure, it looks nice when you serve it, but it also keeps that lovely citrus flavor on the fish up until the moment you eat it.

Grey’s Grade: 5/5

While this fish may not be BURTSTING with flavor, it certainly isn’t plain with the addition of that simple and delightful lemon butter. As my boyfriend and I wanted to have fish over the weekend, choosing this white fish recipe was a good decision. There were no disappointed bellies at the table that night, and I think that you’d feel the same when you decide to try it. If you’ve never cooked fish before and are nervous–this recipe should not fail you. The instructions are very clear, simple, and I’d almost say–foolproof.

For my first official recipe review of 2020, I am happy to give this one a full 5/5.

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If you’d like to share any of your favorite fish dishes or any recipe recommendations, feel free to share in the comment section! I’m always looking for more recipes to review!

As always…
Happy nomming!



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