Cod Recipes

Fall in love with these cod recipes, the perfect lean white fish to simmer in a soup or stew, fry up for a classic British-style fish and chips, or to bake for a quick and easy pasta dish. Explore all the possibilities right here!

Staff Picks

Cod with Herbed White-Wine Lemon Sauce

This recipe can be made using any fresh mild-flavored white fish, such as cod, sole, sea bass, or flounder.

Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions

Rating: 3.5 stars 171
This simple Asian-style gingery seafood dish goes well with Spicy Sesame Eggplant.

Coconut, Fish, and Pumpkin Stew

Sure to perk up a dreary winter day, this weeknight-friendly dish uses bold, rich ingredients like chile peppers, coconut milk, and winter squash. A few generous handfuls of baby spinach and lean and mild cod round out this nutritious one-dish meal. While this stew is great by itself, consider serving over brown rice for an extra dose of nutrients and fiber. 

Baked Fish with Summer Squash

Rating: 5 stars 2
Think baked fish is boring? One taste of this catch of the day, and you'll be hooked. Thinly slice the squashes so they cook as swiftly as the cod or halibut, and combine them with capers, thyme, and olive oil. Covering with foil for most of the cooking time is key: The protein stays tender, the vegetables get soft and juicy, and every forkful bursts with flavor.

Skillet Cod with Bulgur, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

Trying to fit more heart-healthy fish and whole grains into your diet? Achieving those noble weeknight dinner goals just got easier with this Mediterranean-inspired dinner of Skillet Cod with Bulgur, Zucchini, and Tomatoes. Wholesome bulgur, mild-tasting cod, and saucy summer vegetables come together using just one skillet, making clean-up a breeze, too.  

Miso-Glazed Cod

Rating: 3.5 stars 115
Miso is a fermented soybean paste. The lighter, or "white," version is milder and less salty than brown miso, and is sometimes referred to as sweet miso. It can be found in the Asian section of some supermarkets and most health-food stores.

Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
This comforting bowl of chowder uses the natural starches found in russet potatoes to provide body, while a touch of heavy cream adds a velvety richness. The result is a naturally gluten-free soup with a light, creamy consistency that lets more delicate flavors like shallots and fish shine through.

Slow-Cooker Indian-Style Fish Curry

The best part about making curry in a slow cooker? No stirring! Give it a couple of hours to thicken and to let the flavors meld, then add your favorite white fish 20 minutes before serving. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Cod With Leeks and Tomatoes

Rating: 4 stars 37
Cod is a lean fish that is available year-round and can be baked, broiled, or poached. Its mild taste pairs well with sharp flavors, such as lemon.

Salmon and Cod Gefilte Fish

Our modern take on the Passover classic transforms this often divisive dish into elegant quenelles made with salmon and cod rather than the traditional carp or pike.

Best Beer Batter

Rating: 3 stars 72
This can't-miss batter is perfect for coating vegetables, shrimp, fish, and much more.

Poached Cod with Parsley Sauce

Creamy parsley sauce -- here, over cod -- is an old English favorite. The herb is stirred in at the end, so it maintains its vibrant flavor and color. This main dish is delicious served with boiled potatoes or rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Beer-Battered Fish
Rating: Unrated 122
This crispy beer batter can also be used for chicken tenders, onion rings, and zucchini slices.
Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Potatoes
You can substitute bass, hake, or haddock for the cod in this one-pot casserole.
Lemon-Parsley Fish Cakes
Rating: 3.5 stars 180

These tasty little cod cakes are terrific to have on hand in the freezer. You can take out and cook as many or as few as you need. Defrost them overnight in the refrigerator, and they'll be ready to cook the next day. Serve the cakes with your favorite tartar sauce.