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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


  • 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


  • 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!


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