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Marinated Baked Honey Cod

This month, we decided to do another recipe with Cod. A white fish that many use for frying but if you are feeling adventurous, this recipe is not too crazy but just something different than your typical fried fish. Though Cod is a very mild fish, the flavors that you can do with it are quite endless and should not go unrecognized.

All About Cod

In a previous blog, we made Balsamic Orange - Glazed Cod. At Foremost Seafood our Cod comes from the North Atlantic Ocean, New England, and sometimes Iceland. Weather permitting, we try to keep our Cod in stock at all times which means you can cook Cod no matter what time of year it is.

Cod produces a lean, white, but firm textured meat when cooked. It’s a great source of low fat protein and is heart smart. The most popular way of cooking Cod is by frying it as stated above, but it is a versatile fish, so you can bake, pan fry, or saute it. It’s also a good fish to use in fish soup or stews.

The Recipe

This recipe does take a little bit of time to do as you have to marinate the fish for up to 1 hour. So make sure you plan ahead for this meal. Once the fish has been marinated, cooking Cod will take little to no time at all.


  • Two 8oz Cod fillets (loins are a great cut for this recipe - at Foremost Seafood it is a $3 up-charge per pound on the loin cuts)

  • ¾ cup honey

  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil

  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ tsp freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tsp freshly chopped ginger


Combine all ingredients (except for the fish) in a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk together.

Add in Cod fillets and cover to make the bowl airtight.

Marinate for 1 hour. If possible, flip the fillets half way through marinating to allow an even flavor.

Once your fish is done marinating and you are ready to cook your Cod, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare a baking sheet with tinfoil.

Remove Cod from marinade and bake for 20 minutes, until the Cod is opaque and flakes.

Serve and enjoy!

At Foremost Seafood

Don’t be scared to try something new with Cod. It’s a very good tasting fish and you can easily turn it into a gourmet meal. If Cod is not your favorite fish, this recipe would be good for other fish such as Haddock, Halibut, Sole, and even Tilapia. The options of cooking with seafood are quite endless. Give us a call at (937) 298-1986 to place your order ahead of time, or feel free to stop by our storefront. We’re excited to help you create new recipes!

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