Ginger lime tamari baked cod. It’s light, flavorful, gluten free, healthy, and a 15 minute dinner recipe. A great Spring or Summer meal! Looking for more ways to season fish? Check out my list in the rest of this post!
So let’s talk fish. You know we love it, especially for those health perks! But you know what? I probably get a text or email each week asking how to properly prepare fish. Or what do with salmon, sablefish, cod, etc. People are scared of fish! Well, not fish in general, but they are scared of cooking fish. But can I let you in on a secret?
IT’S SOOOOOOOOOO EASY to cook.
But I will confess, when I first started cooking fish (years ago), I had no clue what to put on it. I guess you could say this sushi loving girl was clueless. But I had to start somewhere! I asked a lot of my friends and family for their favorite seafood recipes and I wrote them all down. Then I just started experimenting in the kitchen. It was all about taking action, trial and error. Thank goodness there was not a lot of error, in fact, I found fish is pretty versatile!
There are several different ways you can season fish, but today we’ll start with the basics and I’ll leave you with one of my FAVORITE gbaked cod recipes; sound good?
TIPS FOR SEASONING FRESH FISH
- SALMON – Great with dill weed, fennel seed, rosemary (see above picture) and lemon or orange zest. And if you like spice, you could always add chili pepper or curry powder combined with garlic. Salmon is the meaty fish, so strong flavors are do-able!
- TROUT – Great with spring like spices and herbs;onion, bay leaves, cayenne, cilantro, orange zest, and shallots. My favorite combo is cilantro and orange zest!
- HADDOCK – These white fish are great with fresh herbs. Haddock and Cod also pair well with Indian or Oriental spices like garam masala, ginger soy, and turmeric. You can season your fish with these Indian spices then add a little fresh yogurt on top!
- SCALLOPS- Scallops are one of my favorite to season. You can make them buttery by sautéing in butter with garlic or onion, or you can bake in a chicken broth with a bit of parsley. Simple and delicious!
So you see, seasoning your fish can be quite easy. All you need are the right spices/marinades and a fresh piece of fish!
Okay, enough seasoning talk. Let’s just get to this super easy and healthy recipe for ginger lime tamari baked cod!
You’ll love this gluten free baked cod recipe. Promise!
Ginger Lime Tamari Baked Cod
- 2 Alaskan Cod fillets - We use Sizzlefish
- 1/4 cup gluten free tamari sauce
- 2-4 tbsp lime juice
- Sesame or avocado oil (about 1 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp honey
- black pepper and sea salt
- 2-3 slices of fresh ginger.
- Optional- chili pepper seasoning
- Clean your fillets and then place on baking dish.
- Next combine your gluten free tamari sauce, lime juice, oil, honey, ginger, black pepper and sea salt (about 1/4 tsp each for seasoning).
- Mix in a bowl then drizzle over your fish fillets.
- There will be some juice that is sitting in dish while baking. Be sure to leave out the ginger till the last few minutes.
- Roast at 400F for about 10-15 minutes.
- I usually cover with foil for the first 8 minutes then uncover for the rest when I add my ginger.
- Optional -Garnish with chili pepper flakes/seasoning
Note: if you don’t have tamari you can use gluten free soy sauce or even balsamic vinegar
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P.S this entire baked cod recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. I paired it with quinoa and sauteed zucchini. BAM! Now let’s eat!
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