Spicy Baked Cod

Eating healthy can be repetitive and I wanted to try to do something to break up the monotony.  I make fish fairly often but this time, I made the same marinade I use for steaks and put it on cod.  It turned out great!  It's a little spicy but you can adjust the spice level yourself when making this recipe, or omit it completely.  For the heat, I used DeLallo Hot Pepper Bruschetta  (ingredients:  Chili Peppers, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vinegar, Salt).  You could use Sriracha sauce as an alternative or even fresh chopped chili peppers.  

Any white fish will work with this recipe.  I prefer cod because it's a little thicker and has a good texture.  The important thing to remember is that when you're purchasing fish, always opt for wild-caught rather than farm raised.  Wild caught fish is more natural and of higher nutritional value vs farm raised counterpart.  I paired it with seasoned green beans but brown rice would also be a nice addition to this dish.


Spicy Baked Cod
recipe and photos by halftomatohalfpotato.com

-1 lb cod fillet, cut in half (2 pieces)
-salt & pepper, for seasoning
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-1 or 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped (i grate mine with a hand grater, works great!)
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-1 tablespoon Delallo Hot Pepper Bruschetta OR 1 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce (adjust according to taste)

-Preheat oven to 400ºF
-Rinse cod with cold water and pat dry; set aside
-In a medium bowl, add olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, & hot sauce; stir together
-In a shallow dish, season cod with salt and pepper on both sides and pour the marinade over it
-Marinate for about 20 minutes, turning once
-Transfer marinated cod to baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray; pour any remaining
  marinade over fish
-Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until it flakes easily


  1. I made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful. I used cod and Sriracha sauce, which made it very spicy. If you like HOT wings you will love it, but you may want to reduce the amount if you like a little heat. I served it with roasted potatoes (garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil) and a tossed salad. Best recipe so far for cod, my husband loved it, as well as our long hair dachshund!!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it Marilynn! This is one of my favorites as well!