The mildness of cod takes well to bold flavorings such as Dijon mustard and Creole seasoning. Lemon juice, added after cooking, brightens the flavor. If you can't find Creole seasoning, make your own: Combine 1 tablespoon paprika with 1 teaspoon each of salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, ground red pepper, and black pepper. Store in an airtight container.
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning blend (such as Spice Island)
4 (6-ounce) cod fillets (about 1 inch thick)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine first 4 ingredients; brush evenly over fish.
Place fish on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 17 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drizzle juice evenly over fish; garnish with parsley, if desired.
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