Easy Baked Cod For One

This amazing baked cod recipe is made with roasted potatoes and topped with an easy to make chermoula. An added bonus is that everything cooks on one pan for easy cleanup! This flavorful Moroccan inspired single serving recipe bakes in 30 minutes.

Baked cod topped with chermoula with roasted chopped red potatoes on a glass plate and a bottle of rosé in the background


The very first time I baked cod was about ten years ago. I was looking through the Wall Street Journal’s weekend newspaper edition and stumbled upon a recipe for Baked Cod with Chermoula.

At the time, my husband and I set aside our weekends to cook together, often finding new recipes to try from the newspaper. We enjoyed our cooking and experimenting weekends and looked forward to them each week.

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A closeup of a small bowl of chermoula on a wooden table

I’ve since made this Moroccan inspired dish many times and every time, I am reminded of the first time my husband and I made it together.

I’ve scaled down the ingredient amounts to give you this single serving Baked Cod With Chermoula.

What Is Chermoula?

Chermoula is much like a pesto. It’s made with cilantro and parsley leaves, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and mix of spices.

You can either chop the cilantro and parsley by hand or add them to a food processor to finely chop.

I decided to take my traditional chermoula recipe and scale down the ingredients to create an easy chermoula recipe to serve one or two people.

There’s no need to make a big batch of chermoula if you’re cooking for one. This single serving chermoula recipe makes the perfect amount.

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Baked Cod

In addition to fish, potatoes go very well with chermoula. Red-skinned potatoes hold their shape nicely when baked and are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

I chopped a few of the potatoes and scattered them on my lightly greased sheet pan. I placed the cod in the center and spooned the gorgeous green sauce over the top of the cod as well as the potatoes.

Baked Cod topped with chermoula with roasted chopped red potatoes on a glass plate and a bottle of rosé in the background all on a metal tray

In 30 minutes you’ve got a beautiful meal that’s packed with flavor. I paired baked cod with a nice Rosé.

Enjoy!

What To Serve With Baked Cod

Potatoes are an excellent choice to serve as a side dish with baked cod, but you might like to consider these single serving options instead:

Roasted Carrots

Scalloped Potatoes

Rice Pilaf

Other Seafood Recipes

If you like this baked cod recipe, you might also like to try these single serving seafood recipes:

Mediterranean Pasta and Shrimp

Baked Stuffed Fish Fillet

Sheet Pan Salmon and Vegetables

Fish Tacos

Shrimp Creole

Crawfish Pasta

Baked Catfish

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Moroccan Inspired Baked Cod Recipe

Baked Cod with Chermoula | One Dish Kitchen

Baked Cod Recipe For One With Chermoula

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: fish
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 618kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 8 ounce cod fillet
  • 6 ounces red skinned potatoes , scrubbed and diced

How To Video

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (177 degrees C).
  • Place the cilantro leaves, parsley leaves, garlic, spices, lemon juice and olive oil in the base of a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Place the cod on a lightly greased baking sheet. Season with a pinch of salt.
  • Scatter the diced red potatoes around the cod.Spoon the chermoula over the cod and over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer fish and potatoes to a plate. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3315IU | Vitamin C: 59.6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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Baked Cod with Potatoes and Chermoula For One– a cod fillet roasted with red-skinned potatoes and topped with a flavorful Moroccan-inspired Chermoula made with parsley, cilantro, garlic and spices. This delicious single-serving seafood dish bakes in 30 minutes. | ONE DISH KITCHEN - YOUR SOURCE WHEN COOKING FOR ONE
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16 thoughts on “Easy Baked Cod For One”

    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for taking the time to let me know.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Joanie

  1. I CAN NOT EVEN TOLERATE THE SMELL OF CILANTRO, MUCH LESS EAT IT. HOW MUCH WOULD THE TASTE BE CHANGED IF ONLY PARSLEY WERE USED FOR THE CHERMOULA? WOULD IT BE BETTER TO USE PESTO INSTEAD? SOMETIMES SUBSTITUTING PARSLEY FOR CILANTRO WORKS, OTHERS TIMES NOT SO MUCH. IT’S FUNNY — I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH CORIANDER, WHICH IS FROM THE SAME PLANT. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

    1. Parsley is a great substitute in this recipe. Give it a try and I’d love to know how you liked it.

      Joanie

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