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Cajun Oven Baked Cod is ready in under 30 minutes and perfect for a quick weeknight supper (including sides). Homemade cajun seasoning and ghee, gives the cod so much flavor that the whole family will love it.
Cajun Oven Baked Cod
I always thought cod was a boring, flavorless fish. Actually, it is…but with the help of just a couple ingredients I was able to give it so much flavor that I’m totally a cod lover now. I can flavor it however I want and that’s what shines.
Using ghee and my homemade cajun seasoning was the best decision for supper. I love the sweet, nutty flavor of ghee. It really imparts so much flavor. And cajun seasoning is definitely a family favorite. There are loads of store bought blends, but I prefer to make my own so I can control the heat and salt level. I still have one kid that doesn’t like things too spicy, so I am able to still cook with cajun seasoning and the whole family loves it.
Ingredient notes and substitutions:
- cod fillets
- cajun seasoning (use your favorite brand or my homemade blend recipe in the recipe notes)
- Ghee Clarified Butter
How Long to Bake Cod?
Cod cooks up so fast in the oven. It’s one of my favorite ways to cook cod. Cod bakes beautifully at 350F and usually around 15-20 minutes. But the time also depends on how thick the fish fillet is. It’s always wise to use an instant read thermometer to make sure. Cod should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F and until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork.
What is Ghee?
Ghee is a type clarified butter. It’s butter that has been simmered to filter out the milk solids and water. It’s delicious and it’s great for those who are lactose intolerant because the milk solids have been removed. Even some with dairy allergies can tolerate ghee. It’s great for special diets like Whole30, Paleo, and Keto. The best part is that it’s delicious.
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How to Use Ghee
Ghee is a great swap for butter in a lot of dishes. It’s used a lot in Indian cuisine too. It would be great on:
- other seafood (cod, tilapia, shrimp, scallops)
- swap for vegetable oil or coconut oil in baked goods or
- use for sautéing and deep-frying
Ghee is very versatile in day to day cooking.
Make it a 30 Minute Meal
Y’all…this is so easy to turn into a complete meal in under 30 minutes. Hey, that’s faster than takeout!
Start your rice (stovetop or in a rice cooker) first. It can sit and stay warm while everything else is cooking. Then get the ghee melting and prep the fish. Prepare the fish and have it ready to go. Then prep the asparagus by washing, cutting off the ends, placing on a baking sheet then add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse Kosher salt. Put the fish and the asparagus in the oven at the same time (different racks).
Both the fish and asparagus take about the same time to cook. Toss the aspargus about halfway through the cooking time though. If it needs to cook a little longer after the fish is done, pull the fish out and put a foil tent over the fish to keep it warm.
Bam! Dinner in 30 minutes!
- 4 Cod fillets
- 3 tablespoons Truly Grass Fed Ghee Clarified Butter
- 2-3 tablespoons cajun seasoning (recipe below or use a store bought blend)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Add ghee to 9x13 inch dish and place in the oven for 5-10 minutes to melt the ghee. Remove from oven.
- Dip each cod fillet into melted ghee, then flip and coat the bottom side in the ghee. Leave cod in the pan.
- Heavily sprinkle the cod with the cajun spice mixture.
- Bake in 350F for 15-20 minutes or until cod is opaque and flakey and reaches an internal temperature of 145F.
- Serve over rice and spoon extra ghee from the baking dish over cod and rice for serving.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons coarse Kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 ¼ teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 2578mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g
This nutritional information is an estimate may vary, depending on brand and type of ingredients used. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed dietician or physician.
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