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Baked Cod with Cherry Salsa

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The entire family will love this Bake Cod topped with a sweet and spicy Cherry Salsa. It is quick and easy to make, and you control the amount of spiciness. It reheats pretty well if you only need two servings, so you will be ready with leftovers the next day. It doesn’t get much better than that.

looking down on two lemon slices on a white plate topped with seasoned baked cod with cherry salsa on top and a bowl of cherry salsa in the background.

I originally created this Fresh Cherry Salsa as a dip, but knew that it would taste amazing on top of fish or chicken. I was correct, it added a punch of flavor to otherwise boring whitefish!

a close up of cherry salsa topped, baked cod sitting on two lemon slices on a white plate.

Ingredients needed to make this recipe:

How to make Baked Cod topped with Cherry Salsa

Combine cherries,onions, cilantro and orange juice together in a large bowl.

chopped cherries, cilantro, jalapeno and orange juice mixed together in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lay lemon slices down in a baking dish. Top with cod fillets and sprinkle with seasoning.

two cod fillets laying on lemon slices in a glass baking dish sprinkled with southwest seasoning.

Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Internal temperature should read 145 degrees, and fish should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.

For a crispier fish, broil for 3 to 5 minutes until the edges are browned

Remove from oven and place on a plate.

seasoned baked cod filet on two lemon slices sitting on a white plate.

Top with cherry salsa and serve.

two white plates with lemon slices topped with baked cod and cherry salsa.

So much flavor!!

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Feel free to substitute tilapia, sea bass or halibut for the cod.
  • Salmon is a stronger tasting fish which may overpower the flavor of the salsa.
  • Rule of thumb is to cook fish for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • I used Southwest Seasoning to give a slight punch of flavor to the fish that would not compete with the salsa. Substitute your favorite seasoning or simply use sea salt and black pepper.
  • If cherries are unavailable, substitute strawberries, blueberries or mango.

Cod fish recipes for dinner:

Enjoy!!

looking down on two lemon slices on a white plate topped with seasoned baked cod with cherry salsa on top and a bowl of cherry salsa in the background.

Baked Cod with Cherry Salsa

This Baked Cod with sweet and spicy Cherry Salsa is a quick and easy meal that the entire family will love.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cod recipes, cod fish recipes, baked fish in the oven
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Cherry Salsa

  • 6 ounces fresh cherries pitted and chopped
  • 1.5 Tablespoon green onions chopped
  • 1.5 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • .5 jalapeno finely chopped - remove seeds and pith for less spice.

Baked Cod

  • 8 lemon slices 2 lemons depending on size
  • 24 ounces cod fillets 4) 6 ounce fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon Southwest seasoning

Instructions

Cherry Salsa

  • Combine cherries,onions, cilantro and orange juice together in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Baked Cod

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lay lemon slices down in a baking dish. Top with cod fillets and sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Internal temperature should read 145 degrees, and fish should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.
  • For a crispier fish, broil for 3 to 5 minutes until the edges are browned.
  • Remove from oven and place on a plate. Top with cherry salsa and serve.

Notes

  • Feel free to substitute tilapia, sea bass or halibut for the cod.
  • Salmon is a stronger tasting fish which may overpower the flavor of the salsa.
  • Rule of thumb is to cook fish for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • I used Southwest Seasoning to give a slight punch of flavor to the fish that would not compete with the salsa. Substitute your favorite seasoning or simply use sea salt and black pepper.
  • If cherries are unavailable, substitute strawberries, blueberries or mango.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

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