Baked Cod with Lemon Dill Sauce

Baked Cod with Lemon Dill Sauce

Baked cod with a lemon dill sauce is a family favorite. Flakey, buttery cod is brightened up with lemon and dill, and has a touch of roasted garlic. It is like spring in a bite, but really is a perfect dish all year round, and for any occasion. Quick enough to make for a weeknight meal, and elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. Yes, just YES.

This dish is inspired by my mom, Mama T. Every other Sunday the whole family gets together at her house for dinner. My mom is pretty tech savvy, so we ALL get MULTIPLE phone/calendar alerts that it is coming up. I mean, it’s every other Sunday, so I generally know when its going to happen, and *maybe* don’t need this reminder? But, nonetheless, I look forward to seeing it pop up on my phone, because I think it’s cute (shhhhh don’t tell her!). Mad props to Mama T for engraining this gathering happens rain or shine, wine or dine!

With it being Lent and all, fish is heavy on the menu at Mama T’s house. While this dish is inspired by her cod recipe, I hope Mama T, our number one food critic at Three Teas Kitchen, approves. I’ll call it my audition to maybe hosting a Sunday dinner one of these days. Wish me luck – better yet, high fives all around. Alright, alright, alrightttttt!

Bosas,

Tina

Baked Cod with Lemon Dill Sauce

Flakey, buttery cod is brightened up with lemon and dill, and has a touch of roasted garlic. It is like spring in a bite, but really is a perfect dish all year round, and for any occasion.
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lb cod
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill, more or less to taste
  • ½ tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, smashed with a knife and broken into a few segments
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400F.
  • Place cod in a pyrex, ceramic baking dish or foil/parchment paper lined baking sheet. Lightly season both sides of the cod with salt and fresh ground pepper. Leave the cod on the countertop while preparing your sauce.
  • In a small sauce pan, on medium-low heat start to melt your butter. When it starts to melt add your olive oil.
  • Once the butter is fully melted, whisk in flour. Whisk until it starts to bubble.
  • Add lemon juice, zest, salt, dill and garlic powder to the butter flour mixture, Whisk briefly until all incorporated.
  • Place smashed garlic segments dispersed evenly on cod. I like to press it into the fish, so it's slightly embedded within the fish. This will help protect it from burning and also flavor the fish.
  • Pour and then lightly press the sauce onto the cod until evenly coated.
  • Cook in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness, and then broil on high for 2 minutes. You know it's done when the fish easily flakes with slight pressure from a fork, and the garlic pieces are just slightly charred.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Three Teas Tips:
This dish serves 2, but can be easily doubled or tripled as needed. 



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