Garlic Lemon Cod Recipe


This garlic lemon cod recipe is a tasty, light and healthy main dish. You can serve this up for lunch or dinner.

Fish is full of so many healthy benefits. So try a new fish recipe each week. And this one is a baked dish, not fried, so even more healthy reasons to make this tonight.

With the zesty taste of lemon and the distinct flavor of garlic, your taste buds will be awakened with this delicious entree.

Garlic Lemon Cod

If you are looking for a less fishy tasting meal then cod is the perfect ingredient. This mild tasting fish is perfect for adding tasty seasonings and flavors like lemon and garlic.

The Weight Watchers points for this entree are low so you won't be dipping into your weekly allowance. With only 1 Freestyle smartpoints (and 3 points for those of you not free styling yet), you can enjoy this almost guilt free.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Recipe Type:

Main Dish, Fish

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 4 6 oz pieces of Cod
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • Pinch of Sea Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Season cod with sea salt and black pepper and place in baking dish.
  4. In a small non-stick skillet, melt butter and olive oil on medium low heat.
  5. Add crushed garlic and sauté for one minute.
  6. Add lemon and parsley and remove from heat.
  7. Drizzle the lemon and garlic mixture over cod fillets.
  8. Bake for about 12 – 14 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 14 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of servings for the garlic lemon cod is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1 ea
Calories 230
Total Fat 5.5g
      Sat Fat 1.1g
Cholesterol 100.6mg
Sodium 169.1mg
Total Carbohydrates 1.6g
      Fiber <1g
      Sugar <1g
Protein 41.4g

MyWW Points

Green: 3 pts
Blue: 1 pts
Purple: 1 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

5 pts
5 pts

The cod nutrition information was not included when calculating the MyWW SmartPoints for Blue and Purple.

Here's a good resource on different ways to cook cod from wikiHow.

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