Mediterranean Baked Cod

Mediterranean Baked Cod

Author: Stephanie Kay

This  Mediterranean baked cod recipe is easiest done with an ovenproof skillet, however, if you don’t have one simply start the recipe in a pan and transfer it to a baking dish to bake.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small ovenproof pan or skillet, heat the olive oil, then add in diced shallot and red bell pepper. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes until soft and onions are translucent.
  3. Add in minced garlic, thyme and oregano. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, ensuring the garlic does not burn.
  4. Add in crushed tomatoes, water, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, and allow to simmer on low for 15 minutes to help bring the flavours together.
  5. Once the tomato mixture has simmered, add in capers and basil and stir to ensure it is well combined in the tomato mixture. (You are looking for a thick tomato sauce, however, if it appears too thick after simmering just add a little extra splash of water.)
  6. If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, transfer the tomato mixture to a baking dish now.
  7. Layer in cod fillets evenly in the pan, allowing some space in between, and transfer to the oven for 15 minutes until cod is flaky and cooked through.
  8. Once cooked, remove from the oven, top with chives and serve with a wedge of lemon.
  9. Enjoy!