Recipes for oven-baked cod are available on a variety of websites, including Food.com, Food Network, Allrecipes.com and Real Simple. Cod can be breaded, crusted with herbs or drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper before baking.
One easy recipe for oven-baked cod starts by placing the cod fillets in a baking dish and sprinkling them with salt and pepper. Each cod fillet should be topped with three thin slices of lime, chopped kalamata olives, capers and rosemary. After drizzling the fish with olive oil, bake it in an oven preheated to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
Depending on the oven temperature, fish should generally be cooked for about eight to 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Because fish continues to cook after it is removed from the heat, it's best to take it out of the oven just before it's done to reduce the risk of overcooking. To check if the cod is done, the tip of a small knife should be used to look at the inside of the fish. While some recommendations suggest cooking fish until it flakes, it's actually best if the fish gently resists flaking. Fish that flakes easily often ends up tasting dry and bland.