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Easy Cod Bake with Coriander and Lime

This easy cod bake is a simple fish dish, bursting with flavours of coriander, lime, garlic and chilli. It’s all made in one pan and baked in the oven.
Brilliant for a quick, hands-off dinner. It works great with any chunky white fish and salmon too!

A pan full of coriander lime cod bake, garnished with parsley and slices of lemon on a table
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Did someone say Fish Friday?

I’m always trying to get more fish into our diet, and if any fish dish is going to get us around the table after a long hard week, then this is it!

I do think cod can have a tendency to be a little bit flavourless, so it really needs some punchy ingredients to make it sing.
The amazing flavour combo of garlic, coriander, lime and chilli does just that.

πŸ“‹ What do we need?

labelled ingredients for cod bake on a wooden board.

I used fresh cod fillets, but you can use any chunky white fish like Pollack or Haddock or you could even use salmon.

πŸ“Ί Watch how to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Make up the dry mix first, which is a mixture of salt, pepper, ground coriander, paprika, sesame seeds and chilli flakes.
  2. Next make the paste by blending up fresh coriander, garlic, olive oil and lime juice.
  3. Spread the paste on and around the cod fillets and then sprinkle with the dry mix.
  4. Arrange slices of lime around the cod and drizzle with a little more oil, then place in the oven for 14 – 16 minutes before garnishing with fresh coriander.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³PRO TIP Don’t overcook the cod fillets, keep an eye on them after the first 10 minutes, to ensure they are cooked through but remain moist and juicy.

The flavour paste gives the cod a gorgeous little crust, keeping the inside soft and the juices just need some good bread to mop up with (or potatoes would be good too).

A close up photo of coriander lime cod bake from above, slices of lemon tucked around and fresh coriander to the side

🍽️ What to serve it with

A lovely light dinner, that I most often serve a salad, so I’ve got plenty of room for dessert (Sticky Toffee Pudding anyone?).

A black plate with coriander lime cod bake served on a bed of coriander and sliced lemon

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A square photo of a big pan of coriander lime cod bake, garnished with slices of lime and coriander stalks, on a table with an orange napkin to the side.

Easy Cod Bake with Coriander and Lime

This easy cod bake is a dinner, bursting with flavours of coriander, lime, garlic and chilli. All made in one pan in less than 30 minutes!

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine Mediterranean

Servings 4

Calories 234 kcal


Coriander Lime Paste:


  • Preheat the oven to 220C/425f

  • Place the cod fillets in a baking dish.

  • Mix together the salt, pepper, ground coriander, paprika, sesame seeds and chilli flakes and put to one side. This is your dry mixture.

  • Make the coriander lime paste by placing the coriander, garlic, olive oil and lime juice in a mini food processor and pulse until fairly finely chopped. Alternatively, you can finely chop the coriander, and mix it with the other sauce ingredients.

  • Spread the coriander lime paste on and around the cod fillets.

  • Sprinkle the dry mixture over the cod fillets.

  • Arrange slices of lime around the cod.

  • Drizzle on the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil.

  • Place in the oven for 14-16 minutes, until the cod is cooked through.

  • Serve topped with fresh coriander.

✎ Notes

Can I make it ahead?
Fresh fish its always best eaten freshly cooked so it’s lovely and juicy. I wouldn’t recommend making this recipe ahead.
However, you can make the dry mix ahead. You could also make the paste up to a day ahead (it will start to lose it’s lovely green colour if made too far ahead).

Ingredient swaps
Try swapping the cod for haddock or salmon. You could also add some fresh breadcrumbs to the dry sprinkle mix for a crispy topping.

How to scale up and scale down this recipe
This recipe can be doubled up for a crowd or halved for two people, sticking to the same ingredient ratios.

Nutritional information is approximate, per portion (this recipe serves 4). This doesn’t include any servings suggestions of rice etc.


Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 28gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 758mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1390IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg

Keywords crispy fish, One Pan, quick dinner

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Hi I’m Nicky

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