How to Cook Cod

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How to Cook Cod Fillets
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About Icelandic Cod

Cod is an incredibly popular fish with seafood lovers around the world… and for good reason. It’s flavor is mild and pleasantly palatable, and it’s texture is dense and flaky meaning it can be cooked a variety of ways. Battered cod is often fried to make fish and chips, but for cod fillets we most recommending baking.

The highest-quality cod – and the only kind we offer at World Port Seafood – is sourced from the world’s chilly premiere fishery – Iceland. The fish is dayboat-caught, which means the ship comes in every night instead of sitting out at sea, and frozen immediately to preserve ocean freshness until delivery. It’s never thawed again, anywhere in the supply chain, and no chemicals are used in processing.


Cod Nutrition

Cod (not breaded) has a fantastic protein-to-fat ratio – 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of fat in a 6 oz. fillet – making it an excellent choice for the health-conscious. It’s also naturally rich in vitamins A, D, and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Get the full nutritional story on cod and other popular seafood here.


Preparing Cod Fillets

The flavor of baked cod is so mild and so versatile, there’s almost no limits to how you can prepare it. But there are two basic ways that almost anyone can do and you will definitely find satisfying.

  • Naked: Just brush your cod fillets with olive oil, sea salt, and fresh lemon juice prior to placing them in the oven.
  • Crunchy: Dredge your cod fillets in a lightly seasoned flour mixture and drizzle them with butter and lemon juice before placing them in the oven.


Baking Cod Fillets

Cod fillets from World Port Seafood come frozen and vacuum-sealed. You can actually cook them from frozen OR thawed, depending on the time you have to prep.

From Thawed:

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Prep your cod Naked or Crunchy
  • Place cod on a baking sheet lined with foil
  • Bake for 12 – 14 minutes and serve

From Frozen:

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Prep your cod Naked or Crunchy
  • Place cod on a baking sheet lined with foil
  • Bake for 25 – 27 minutes and serve


The recommended internal temperature for fish – including cod fillets – is 145F. We recommend always testing your food with a high-quality digital meat thermometer. For this and other fish cooking temperatures, check our fish cooking charts.