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    The 20 BEST Cod Recipes

    Looking for some new ways to cook cod? You’ve come to the right place! This mild and tender fish is so versatile and works well in such a variety of dishes.

    Today we’ve compiled this great collection of easy Cod Recipes just for you. From your classics like fish and chips and cod chowder, to exotic dishes like Indian masala and Brazilian moqueca, you’ll find plenty of exciting dishes. And the best part is, most of them are so easy they make for perfect busy weeknight dinners!

    Cod is such a healthy and budget friendly fish, why always eat it the same way? Go through this list find so many new ways to cook that bounty of the seas…

    The 20 BEST Cod Recipes.

    1. Moqueca

    We are starting this list with wonderful Moqueca! It is iconic Brazilian dish and ridiculously tasty seafood stew in a tomato coconut base. Perfect for sopping up with crusty bread. This awesome recipe comes together in about 40 minutes, and goes great with other seafood as well!

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    2. Cioppino

    Cioppino is a classic Italian-American stew originating in San Francisco. My recipe features an array of seafood in a tasty tomato and wine broth.

    Get the Recipe: Cioppino

    3. Baja Fish Tacos

    These Baja Fish Tacos are one of our new favorite handheld meals. Soft tortillas packed full of beer battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle mayo. Serious YUM!

    They’re a fun weekend meal, or a great dish to serve to guests. And you can have your taco bar on the table in about 20 minutes.

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    4. Psari Plaki – Greek Baked Fish with Onions & Tomatoes

    This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky cod with light, fresh and vibrant Mediterranean flavors.

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    5. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade

    Your favorite fish, in a Mediterranean avatar! Imagine a cod, pan seared and top up with the goodness of this bright delicious tapenade. This looks and tastes like a gourmet entree, straight from some fine restaurant. But you will be amazed how quick it all comes together and how little effort it demands.

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    6. Fish and Chips

    Fish and Chips! This crispy combination of beer battered cod with chips is a favorite in British pubs and the world over. Serve it with tartar sauce, lemon and, to keep that British authenticity, malt vinegar.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    7. Cornmeal Fried Cod

    Here’s another great fried cod recipe… Southern style! This one has a great cornmeal based coating that ‘s perfectly seasoned and fried to crispy perfection. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ mealplanningmommies

    8. Garlic Butter Baked Cod

    This Garlic Butter Baked Cod is a great busy weeknight option. Take you basic cod fillet, slather it with garlic butter, and bake. You can’t get much easier than that, plus it’s super tasty!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    9. Greek Sheet Pan Cod

    Here’s another easy weeknight dinner, Greek Sheet Pan Cod! Marinated cod, potatoes, olives, shallots and gorgeous cherry tomatoes all bake together and get topped with feta cheese. So good, and so little cleanup!

    Get the Recipe @ deliciouslymediterranean

    10. Caribbean Style Curried Cod

    Caribbean Style Curry Cod is a great recipe for when you want some tropical and exotic flavors. Cod is simmered in a delicious coconut based sauce with plenty of great spices, herbs and aromatics. This goes perfect over a nice pile of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ thatgirlcookshealthy

    11. Bacalao a la Vizcaina

    Bacalao a la Vizcaina is a popular stewed salt cod in many Spanish speaking countries. This version features salted cod, potatoes olives and capers in a delicious base packed with layers of flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ thenoshery

    12. Cod Lettuce Wraps

    If you’re watching your carbs (or even if you aren’t), these cod lettuce wraps are a great light dinner option. The cod is pan fried with Cajun flavorings and everything gets topped with avocado sauce. All in under half an hour!

    Get the Recipe @ thealmondeater

    13. Blackened Cod

    If you want to add a little kick to your cod, try blackening it! This easy recipe only takes about 20 minutes and looks like something you would get in a high end seafood restaurant!

    Get the Recipe @ greedygourmet

    14. Fish Masala

    Cod is such a versatile fish that can go with any flavorings. This Fish Masala is no exception. If you love Indian flavors, give this one a try. It’s great with your favorite naan or roti, or atop a pile of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ honeywhatscooking

    15. Fish Cakes

    These fish cakes are quick, easy and delicious. They only take 6 ingredients and can be baked or fried. Great appetizer for parties, or easy weeknight main.

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    16. Baked Cajun Butter Cod

    This Baked Cajun Butter Cod is a real winner. Your cod fillets are drenched in a garlicky, Cajun spiced butter sauced and baked to perfection. So Good!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    17. Thai Red Curry Cod

    Thai Red Curry Cod is about as easy as it gets. All you need is 20 minutes and three (yes, three) ingredients to make this dish come together. It has all the great coconut curry flavors you love at your favorite Thai restaurant.

    Get the Recipe @ thaicaliente

    18. Cod Vera Cruz

    Cod Veracruz is a great way to add some Latin flavors to your seafood night. Cod fillets are simmered in a tomato based sauce enhanced by Mexican spices, olives and capers. This easy meal is packed with flavors!

    Get the Recipe @ farmtojar

    19. Cod Chowder

    This Cod Chowder is a great winter warmer. Chunks of cod and potatoes in a delicious creamy base loaded with bacon. Great with some nice crusty bread.

    Get the Recipe @ karenskitchenstories

    20. Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

    Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce is a super easy and super delicious recipe. The flavors all blend together beautifully, for a dish worthy of a fancy restaurant, but simple enough for busy weeknights.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    21. Cheesy Potatoes and Cod Casserole

    This This Cheesy Potatoes and Cod Casserole is a hearty meal fit for a feast. The whole family will love the creamy cheesiness of this one. It’s also a great make ahead meal prep option.

    Get the Recipe @ mommyshomecooking

    So there it is, one amazing collection of easy Cod Recipes. We hope you enjoy cooking your cod in all of these different ways. Let me know which ones you like best!

    Be sure to bookmark or pin this collection so you always know where to go when you come across some nice cod fillets. Enjoy…

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    The 20 BEST Ways to Cook Cod

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of easy Cod Recipes will give you plenty tasty ideas for your favorite white fish!


    • fried cod
    • fish tacos
    • baked cod
    • stews
    • curries
    • and so much more!


      1. Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
      2. Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
      3. Cook your new favorite Cod Recipe!


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