Midwest Comfort Baked Cod with Garlic and Lemon


4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cod fillets
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for drizzling
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil.
Rinse cod fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
Arrange cod fillets in the prepared baking dish, ensuring even spacing.
Season both sides of cod fillets with salt and pepper.
Evenly scatter minced garlic over cod fillets.
Place lemon slices on top of each cod fillet, slightly overlapping.
Drizzle olive oil over lemon slices.
Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until cod is opaque and flakes easily.
Remove foil and switch oven to broil. Broil cod for 2-3 minutes until lemon slices caramelize.
Carefully remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Serve hot, with additional lemon wedges for squeezing over the fish

Indulge in the comforting flavors of the Midwest with our easy-to-follow recipe for Baked Cod with Garlic and Lemon. This delightful dish combines flaky cod with zesty lemon and earthy garlic for a meal that’s as comforting as it is delicious. Perfect for busy weeknights or cozy family dinners, it’s a healthy option that’s sure to become a favorite.

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