Baked Fish
Baked Fish
5 from 107 votes
Tender, perfectly flaky baked cod fish and baked with an array of spices. One of the best and healthy fish recipes for dinner out there. A simple yet light weeknight meal.
Baked Fish

Baked fish is a delightful dish that’s not only delicious but also a breeze to prepare. Originating from coastal regions where fresh fish is abundant, this recipe has been passed down through generations, evolving with various spice blends and cooking techniques.

Despite its roots, baked fish has found its way into kitchens worldwide, offering a simple yet flavorful option for seafood lovers.

The beauty of baked fish lies in its simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create a dish that’s bursting with flavor.

Expert Tip: For even cooking, choose fish fillets that are similar in size and thickness.


Fish Cod: This mild-flavored fish is ideal for baking as it cooks quickly and evenly, resulting in tender, flaky fillets. Cod pairs well with a variety of seasonings, allowing you to customize the flavor to your liking.

Olive Oil: Adding a drizzle of olive oil not only enhances the flavor of the fish but also helps to keep it moist during baking. Opt for extra virgin olive oil for its rich taste and health benefits.

Salt: A pinch of salt brings out the natural flavors of the fish, while also seasoning the dish to perfection. Be sure to use it sparingly, as you can always add more to taste.

Black Pepper: With its bold, spicy flavor, black pepper adds depth to the dish, complementing the other spices in the seasoning blend.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder infuses the fish with a savory, aromatic flavor, elevating the overall taste of the dish. It’s a versatile ingredient that pairs well with seafood.

Paprika: Providing a subtle smokiness and vibrant color, paprika adds visual appeal to the baked fish while imparting a mild, earthy flavor.

Chilli Powder: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, chili powder brings a spicy kick to the dish, balancing the other flavors for a well-rounded taste experience.

Crushed Chillies: For an extra punch of heat and texture, crushed chilies are sprinkled on top of the fish, creating a tantalizing crust that adds both flavor and visual appeal.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spice blends and seasonings to create unique flavor profiles for your baked fish.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair your baked fish with a side of crisp, fresh salad for a light and refreshing accompaniment.
  • Serve alongside roasted vegetables such as asparagus, zucchini, or cherry tomatoes for a hearty and nutritious meal.
  • For a Mediterranean twist, serve the baked fish with a side of couscous or quinoa salad, drizzled with a lemon vinaigrette.

Expert Tip: Ensure the fish is thoroughly dried before seasoning to prevent excess moisture during baking.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to bake fish?

Baking time can vary depending on the thickness of the fish fillets, but generally, it takes around 15-20 minutes at 200°C (400°F).

Can I use other types of fish for this recipe?

Absolutely! While cod works well for baking, you can also use other white fish such as haddock, tilapia, or halibut.

Can I adjust the seasoning to my taste preferences?

Certainly! Feel free to customize the seasoning blend by adjusting the quantities of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder to suit your taste.

Is baked fish a healthy option?

Yes, baked fish is a nutritious choice, packed with protein and essential nutrients. Plus, baking requires minimal added fat compared to other cooking methods like frying.

Can I prepare this recipe in advance?

While it’s best to bake the fish fresh for optimal flavor and texture, you can prepare the seasoning blend in advance and store it in an airtight container until ready to use.

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Baked Fish

Baked Fish

by Nabeela Kauser
Tender, perfectly flaky baked cod fish and baked with an array of spices. One of the best and healthy fish recipes for dinner out there. A simple yet light weeknight meal.
5 from 107 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 165 kcal


  • 6 pieces Fish Cod
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies


  • In a small bowl mix all the dry spices together until well combined
  • Dry the fish thoroughly then place onto a baking tray lined with foil
  • Drizzle the olive oil generously on top of the fish then brush all over before sprinkling on the spice mixture and pat it into the fish before repeating the same process on the other side
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes on 200°C (400°F) gas mark 6 until the fish is cooked through
  • Serve with a side of salad and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 25gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 403mgFibre: 0.4gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 4µgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked, Fish, Healthy, Recipe, Seafood, Spicy
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Nabeela Kauser

Thanks for trying my Baked Fish recipe! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything else you’d like to try.

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Calories: 165kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 25g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 464mg Potassium: 403mg Fiber: 0.4g Sugar: 0.1g Vitamin A: 225IU Vitamin C: 1mg Vitamin D: 4µg Calcium: 17mg Iron: 1mg

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