The Hood family is not big fish eaters, except for my husband who eats salmon every single day.  I know, I know it is healthy and will help you loose weight, blah, blah, blah.  Me and my kiddos just don’t love it. However, that being said this is one of the best fish dishes I have ever come up with.  You can now clap:) 
I like fish and chips and that is usually made with cod, which is a firm, flaky fish that is not very “fishy”.  But, I did not want to fry fish in my house-can you imagine the smell?  So… I tried baking the fish fillets.  Everything goes better with butter and lemon so….  Now, if you cook often you know that dredging meat/fish in flour before cooking will create a fabulous sauce with the drippings.  The flour acts as a thickener. I did not want to dredge the fish in egg before the flour because that would essentially create a coating like fried fish has.  So here is my creation of a buttery fabulous fillet of cod.


Lemon Baked Cod

1 lb. center cut cod fillets, cut into portion sizes and skinned
1 stick of butter, melted
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup flour
Parsley, chopped for garnish

Preheat oven to 350°

In a shallow bowl, microwave butter until melted then add lemon juice.  

In another shallow bowl, add flour.

Salt and pepper fillets.  Dip each piece in the butter/lemon mixture and then in the flour.  You do not want a ton of flour on each piece just enough to lightly coat. 

Place fillets in baking dish and pour the remaining butter over top.  

Bake uncovered for approximately 30 minutes until the fish flakes with a fork.