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Chili-Roasted Cod

This simple fish recipe is a delicious addition to your weeknight dinner rotation. Read the reviews--even kids rave about this dish!

Real Simple MAY 2002

  • Yield: 4 servings, with leftovers
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Other: 5 Minutes


  • 3 pounds fresh cod fillets (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime


Heat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a roasting pan with vegetable cooking spray. Arrange the cod fillets skin-side down. Sprinkle with the chili powder, oregano, and salt. Roast 5 to 7 minutes or until the cod is just opaque and flakes when tested with a fork.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, swirling constantly, just until the butter begins to brown. Add the cumin and lime juice and continue to cook, swirling 1 minute longer.

Remove the cod from the oven. Set aside half the cod for another use. Drizzle the cumin-lime butter over the remaining cod. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 21mg
  • Calories: 151
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 27mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 241mg

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