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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.

a piece of cod on a plate next to roasted chopped potatoes and a bottle of rose.


This Moroccan-inspired cod with chermoula is one of my favorite seafood recipes. The fish is tender and mild and bakes along with the potatoes in just 30 minutes.

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.

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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. Be sure to scroll down to see ways to use any leftover ingredients you might have from this recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This cod recipe is a scaled down version of the recipe I've used for many years. It's tried and tested.
  • The flavors are amazing!
  • It's easy to make.
a bowl of chermoula on a brown table next to a blue and white kitchen towel.

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Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Chermoula Ingredients: Cilantro, parsley, garlic, ground cumin, sweet paprika, salt, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. These ingredients are placed in a food processor, along with olive oil and processed until smooth.
  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this cod recipe as well as in every other recipe on One Dish Kitchen that calls for olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • Cod: I use 1 (8-ounce) cod fillet.
  • Potatoes: 6-ounces of small red-skinned potatoes cook alongside the fish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Wine Goes Well With Baked Cod?

I prefer a light, slightly sweet wine such as a Rosé or a Sauvignon Blanc.

What Should I Serve With 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

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this baked cod recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:

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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
Keywords: 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

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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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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