Grilled Cod

It has not been easy to get my picky eaters to eat fish. It is important for all of us to get our heart health omega 3’s in and while I do give them a supplement for it, there is nothing better than ingesting your nutrients through whole foods.

In the summer, we love grilling but how many times can you eat grilled chicken, steak or burgers before getting tired of it? Ok, a lot! I try to limit meat intake to couple times a week so finding other items to grill was key. I found that cod is a good fish to cook straight on the grill since it is a thick piece of fish. Cod also has a mild flavor, so there is no ‘it’s too fishy’ complaints from the kiddos.

This fish could be paired with Zoodle Zucchini Spaghetti Pasta for a complete meal. Or this fish can be used as the base for fish taco’s which is a good way to first introduce fish to picky eaters as the taco condiments mask the fish and help accentuate its flavor.

Let’s get grilling!

Yield: 3-4 servings

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • Cayenne pepper, a pinch
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1tbsp. coriander
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • Dill, 2 tbsp. fresh or 1/4 tsp. dried leaves
  • Basil, 4-5 leaves or 1/4 tsp. dried leaves
  • Thyme, fresh spring or 1/4 tsp. dried leaves
  • 1 tbsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt (Celtic or Himalayan preferred due to high mineral content)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 six-ounce cod fillets (or salmon steaks if preferred)


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Sprinkle fish with salt and lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Pour olive oil and melted butter on fish to coat followed by all the seasonings listed in the above ingredients on both sides of the fish. I listed the spice amounts but feel free to just sprinkle each spice on both sides of fish. If you like one spice more than others, give it a few extra sprinkles!
  3. Grease grill with olive oil to prevent fish from sticking to the grill.
  4. Grill cod for 5 minutes each side on the BBQ or in the oven for 10 minutes on 350 degrees followed by 5 minutes on broil.
  5. Serve immediately.


Happy grilling!