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.

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).

Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Potatoes

You can substitute bass, hake, or haddock for the cod in this one-pot casserole.

Fish-Soup Avgolemono

Avgolemono is the velvety egg-lemon-rice soup with a history in Greece, Arabia, Italy, Turkey, and the Balkans. For this streamlined take on the classic fish version that involves cooking a whole halibut, we used a quality store bought fish broth and chunks of fillets instead.

Fish Chowder

Rating: 4.45 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.

Braised Fish with Orange and Soy

Rating: 3.61 stars 18
The potent, tangy flavor of frozen orange juice concentrate adds lots of flavor to this dish.

Miso-Glazed Cod

Rating: 3.57 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.

Cod With Leeks and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.97 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.

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.

Baccala Salad

Rating: 4 stars 2
This recipe for baccala salad is courtesy of Sal Scognamillo, owner of Patsy's.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cod Recipes That Prove There's a Lot to Like About This White Fish
Cod is available year-round and can be cooked in many ways: baked, broiled, poached, seared, and more. It's a firm-fleshed white fish with a mild taste that pairs well with strong flavors, such as lemon, herbs, bacon, and olives.
Lemon-Parsley Fish Cakes
Rating: Unrated 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.
Beer-Battered Fish
Rating: 3.3 stars

This crispy beer batter can also be used for chicken tenders, onion rings, and zucchini slices.