Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod

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Fast and delicious, this Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod is the perfect dish for busy nights. A fancy dinner with very little prep. You'll love the flavors.


Are busy weeknights getting the best of you? Never fear, I’m sharing with you today a wonderfully easy meal! Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod is not only easy to prepare but tastes fantastic. In less time than it takes to wait for a pizza to be delivered you can serve this restaurant-quality dish that will WOW! What makes this meal so fast is the fact that I used frozen cod fillets and popped them into the oven still frozen in foil packets.  Yes, you read that right…FROZEN! No thawing or placing into the refrigerator, no extra steps required at all. Cooking directly from frozen eliminates extra planning, which in turn enables you to serve a fabulous dish in a flash.

Fast and delicious, this Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod is the perfect dish for busy nights. A fancy dinner with very little prep. You'll love the flavors.

I used frozen cod fillets because of the convenience factor and because of the mild flavor of cod. You can purchase frozen Alaska seafood at your local grocery store and easily cook it directly from its frozen form in a variety of dishes. Did you know that nearly 60% of all seafood harvested in the U.S. comes from Alaska? The cold water and natural environment of Alaska produces seafood with lean flesh, firm texture, and superior flavor that is full of high-protein, vitamins, minerals and oils essential to good health. Purchasing frozen seafood from Alaska gives you year-round seafood options.


Serving easily prepared dishes such as this Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod helps me introduce healthy seafood to my younger children. My 7-year-old daughter tried this dish and really enjoyed the mild flavor, that’s a win for mom in my book! Keeping a variety of frozen Alaska seafood on hand in my freezer will allow me to easily add it into our meal rotation. And besides baking, there are many other cooking techniques that make it easy to cook Alaska seafood from frozen on ASMI’s website You can’t beat the convenience of frozen Alaska seafood, minimal prep, short cooking time and delicious results. I’m sure your family will enjoy seafood regularly at home too, give it a try.

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Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod


  • 2 frozen Alaska cod fillets (6 oz. each)
  • 1/2 small onion, very thinly sliced
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1 t dried roasted garlic & herb seasoning
  • 2 T butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 450° degrees. Tear 2 sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil (approximately 12"x16").
  2. Spray each sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In center of each foil sheet place: onion slices, top with frozen cod fillet, lemon slices, seasoning and chunks of butter. Pull up sides of aluminum foil and seal by folding tightly, repeat on each end of packet.
  4. Place packets on baking sheet & bake in oven 15 minutes.
  5. After removing from oven, very carefully open packets as there will be steam. Serve contents over rice if desired.


The frozen cod fillets I used were approximately 3/4" thick. If using thicker or thinner fillets, you may need to adjust cooking time. Also, use whatever seasonings you desire if you don't have dried roasted garlic & herb seasoning.

Fast and delicious, this Foil-Baked Lemon Butter Cod is the perfect dish for busy nights. A fancy dinner with very little prep. You'll love the flavors.


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  1. I like the cooking technique.

  2. We LOVE all kinds of fish. This looks so delicious & simple!

  3. What a great, simple way to prepare that beautiful fish!

  4. Alaskan seafood is the best! We went there a couple summers ago and the seafood was AMAZING! I love how easy this is to make!

  5. Lori, this sounds fantastic! Over never actually cooked fish this way but I cant wait to try your recipe

  6. Love that it’s not only delicious — the clean up is a snap! Love seafood! Mmmmmm!!

  7. Delicious and easy clean up! Can’t beat that!!!!


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