recipe

Lemon, herbs, and butter flavor this fancy fish dinner.

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 35 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4

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Gather Cooking Equipment

  • Measuring spoons
  • Rasp grater
  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Aluminum foil
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Oven mitts
  • Cooling rack
  • 4 serving plates

Prepare Ingredients

1 teaspoon
fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon
grated lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving
½ teaspoon
salt
⅛ teaspoon
pepper
4
(6-ounce) skinless cod fillets, 1 to 1½ inches thick
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1
 

HEAT AND CUT: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut 4 large pieces of aluminum foil.

 
2
 
1 teaspoon
fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon
grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon
salt
⅛ teaspoon
pepper
4
(6-ounce) skinless cod fillets, 1 to 1½ inches thick
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

ASSEMBLE: Add thyme, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to bowl and stir with spoon to combine. Place 1 fillet on 1 side of each piece of foil. Sprinkle thyme mixture evenly over fillets and top with butter.

 
3
 

SEAL: Fold empty side of foil over cod. Fold up edges of foil and pinch together to create sealed packet. Transfer packets to baking sheet.

 
4
 
Lemon wedges

BAKE: Bake until cod registers 140 degrees, 12 to 15 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven. Transfer packets to plates and carefully open. Serve with lemon wedges.