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
This simple Asian-style gingery seafood dish goes well with Spicy Sesame Eggplant.

Fish Skillet

Rating: 3.76 stars
Our one-pan fish dinner can go straight from the grill to the table. Be sure to serve with plenty of crusty bread to sop up all that delicious sauce.

Baked Fish with Summer Squash

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Miso-Glazed Cod

Rating: 3.57 stars
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
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.

Beer-Battered Fish

Rating: 3.3 stars
This crispy beer batter can also be used for chicken tenders, onion rings, and zucchini slices.

Crispy Oven-Baked-Fish Wraps

Shake up the standard fish fry night with this meal. Much easier than deep-frying, strips of firm white fish are coated in panko and baked in the oven until crisp on the outside and flaky and tender on the inside. Serve with soft flour tortillas and coleslaw mix for a fun weeknight dinner. 

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.

Lemon-Parsley Fish Cakes

Rating: 3.29 stars
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.

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).

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.  

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.

Roasted Cod with Potatoes and Olives

Rating: 3.26 stars

Roasting the fish gives the quartered potatoes a chance to cook at the same time.