Simple Cod In Parchment

This fish dish is as easy as they come, ready in just 25 minutes and mild enough for your pickiest eaters. Bonus: use up whatever veggies you have in our fridge!

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Kelly Brisson

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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
25 min


  • 2 6-oz boneless, skinless Alaskan Pacific cod fillets
  • Pinch each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, or to taste (TRY: Simply Organic Ground Black Pepper)
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, trimmed, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh sprigs of dill


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Arrange a large piece of parchment paper on a flat work surface.
  3. Add 1 fillet to the center of 1 half of parchment and season with salt and black pepper. Top with half each of leek, carrot, bell pepper, celery, lemon juice and dill.
  4. Fold parchment over top of fillet to make a bundle and fold in edges to seal.
  5. Repeat with a separate large piece of parchment paper and remaining fillet.
  6. Transfer wrapped fillets to a large baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until opaque throughout.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 6-oz piece of cod in parchment with vegetables
  • Calories 201
  • Carbohydrate Content 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content 55 mg
  • Fat Content 1 g
  • Fiber Content 4.5 g
  • Protein Content 29 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 262 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g