How to Bake Alaskan Cod

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Alaskan cod is a white fish that is high in vitamin A and vitamin D. It has a mild flavor and a firm texture. It is also very low in fat, calories and cholesterol as well as high in protein. A 4-ounce serving of Alaskan cod yields 90 calories, 0.5 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein. Baking your cod is a good way to keep the fat and calories low.

Step 1

Defrost the Alaskan cod fillets in your refrigerator.

Step 2

Coat a baking dish with nonfat cooking spray or olive oil.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 4

Season the Alaskan cod with your favorite seasonings and toppings. Common toppings include olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, paprika, chopped tomatoes and basil.

Step 5

Bake the Alaskan cod fillets for eight to 10 minutes or until the meat is completely opaque and flakes easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Cod

  • Baking dish

  • Olive oil or nonfat cooking spray

  • Herbs

  • Lemon

Tip

Serve the Alaskan cod with roasted vegetables, including potatoes, for a healthy and hearty meal.

Warning

Using olive oil adds fat and calories to your meal; however, olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which are considered healthy fats that can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Consuming raw or under-cooked seafood may increase your risk of contracting a food-borne illness.

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