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…
1. Fish and Chips
We’re staring this list with a true classic… 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.
Moqueca is iconic Brazilian dish. It’s a 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!
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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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!
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. 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!
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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!
16. 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.
17. 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!
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
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…
- fried cod
- fish tacos
- baked cod
- and so much more!
- Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
- Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
- Cook your new favorite Cod Recipe!
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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