Baked Cod with Burst Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious! Keto and Gluten-free. Video!

Simple Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic, and Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious! #bakedcod #bakedfish #keto #keporecipes #weeknightdinner #weeknightdinners #easyfishrecipes

This recipe for Baked Cod with burst tomatoes, basil, garlic and lemon couldnt be any simpler! It takes about 10 minutes of prep before going in the oven to bake. So easy and it turns out super tasty every time.

Here I’ve served the Baked Cod over black rice pilaf with a side of baked zucchini. A healthy nutritious dinner the whole family will love!

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Simple Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious! #bakedcod #bakedfish #weeknightdinner #weeknightdinners #easyfishrecipes

What you will need:

  • Cod (or substitue other white fish)
  • olive oil
  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • garlic
  • shallot
  • lemon
  • basil
  • salt and pepper

What type of cod to use?

Look for Alaskan Cod, or True Cod or Atlantic Cod at least an inch thick,  to ensure even cooking time with the tomatoes.

Frozen cod will also work, just make sure to thaw it first and pat dry.

What to substitute cod with?

Feel free to substitute other types of fish here too – salmon, haddock, black cod, sea bass, halibut, mahi-mahi – anything at least an inch thick.

Simple Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious! #bakedcod #bakedfish #keto #keporecipes #weeknightdinner #weeknightdinners #easyfishrecipes

How to make baked cod:

  1. Place tomatoes in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, add garlic and shallots and season with salt and pepper. Bake until tomatoes start to burst.
  2. Season the fish, nestle it into baking dish and continue baking.  Add the zest and basil leaves.
  3. Serve with Black Rice Pilaf , or Everyday QuinoaCreamy polenta, Smashed Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes 
  4. Leftovers are great for up to 3 days!

Simple Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious! #bakedcod #bakedfish #keto #keporecipes #weeknightdinner #weeknightdinners #easyfishrecipes

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It is surprisingly good for how easy it is! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

xoxo

Sylvia

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Simple Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious! #bakedcod #bakedfish #keto #keporecipes #weeknightdinner #weeknightdinners #easyfishrecipes

Baked Cod with Burst Tomatoes

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: fish, main, Keto, paleo
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: Northwest

Description

Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Lemon- a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is healthy and delicious!


Ingredients

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  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil, more for brushing
  2. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, or sherry vinegar
  3. 1 shallot, sliced
  4. 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  7. 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes ( mixed colors are nice here)
  8. 1 lemon – zest (set aside) and lemon slices
  9. 11 1/4 lb cod fillets  4 -6 pieces ( thicker pieces work best here –1 inch thick or more) see notes
  10. salt, pepper and Aleppo chili flakes to taste
  11. 1/4 cup basil leaves torn

Serve over Black Rice Pilaf , or Everyday QuinoaCreamy polenta, Smashed Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil and vinegar into a 9 x13 inch baking dish.  Scatter the shallots and garlic. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon slices and toss. Roast 10 minutes. Give the tomatoes a good shake.
  3. While tomatoes are roasting, pat the fish dry and brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and Aleppo chili flakes. Nestle the fish in the baking dish,  between the tomatoes.
  4. Lower heat to 400F.
  5. Bake the fish for  8-10 minutes then give the pan a good shake, jostling the tomatoes a bit.  Scatter with lemon zest. Bake 3-4 more minutes or until fish is cooked through to your liking.
  6. When done, add the torn basil leaves, tossing them with the warm tomatoes with tongs so the basil wilts slightly.   Then garnish each piece of fish with a few wilted basil leaves.
  7. Serve immediately!
  8. Leftovers taste great for up to 3 days.

Notes

Serve with Black Rice Pilaf , or Everyday QuinoaCreamy polenta, Smashed Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes 

Feel free to sub other fish for this recipe- just make sure it is at least one inch thick – to ensure even cooking times with the tomatoes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 227
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 372.2 mg
  • Fat: 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.9 mg

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Hi! I made this today! On this hot summer day, I followed the recipe except I did it on a cast iron pan over the BBQ grill. Turned out great.. will definitely put down as a fav and quick go-to dinner! Thank you

  2. Hi Sylvia, I made this wonderful recipe and was a home run, my italian husband
    love you…hahaha….I alterated a little bit ,I add slices preserved lemon because that the only I have for now, next time I will respect your recipe..
    Many thanks beautiful Sylvia…ahhh..I already suscribed.

    Kisses

    1. Thanks Milena- I love that you adapted this to what you had on hand! xo

  3. This was delicious!! I added some fresh cherry tomatoes (cut in half) to the plates just before serving, together with the almonds and parsley. Unable to find any black rice, I opted for red rice and prepared it as described in your ‘forbidden black rice pilaf’ recipe. What a great combination!
    Thanks! This is a keeper 🙂

  4. Hello,
    If I just want to make 2 pieces should they be 4oz 1 inch thick pieces or 6oz?
    Thank you in advance.

  5. My favorite recipe. I’ve made it with Cod, Salmon, Grouper, Cortina. All excellent. I sometimes use Paul Perdommes Blackened Redfish Magic for a little change.

  6. So easy, inexpensive and delicious! I modified a bit to match what I had on hand. Saved leftover tomatoes, lemon slices and sauce to use with an aglio e olio pasta later this week (fish was gone gone gone) and I’m quite optimistic that it will turn out amazing! So next up is aglio e olio e leftover cod sauce 🤣. Pics: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZa8MRfrd8S/