Blackened seasoned cod with lemon

Blackened seasoned cod with lemon

Tips / Suggestions

  • If pan frying on a grill, place the lemon halves on the grill during the entire cook. The charred lemon juice adds some nice flavor to the dish.
  • You can also use butter instead of olive oil to spread over the fish and in the pan. This tastes amazing as well, and is more of a traditional blackened dish.
  • Try this dish with red snapper, mahi mahi, or rockfish. It works really well with most.
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Blackened seasoned cod with lemon

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Fresh cod coated with a blackened seasoning, pan fried, and topped with lemon juice and cilantro.


  • 2 filets 2 fresh cod (skin on)

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 blackened seasoning

  • 1 1 lemon (halved)

  • 1 tbsp 1 chopped cilantro


  • Spread 1 tbsp of olive oil over the cod filets and coat with the blackened seasoning. Set aside. If you don't have a blackened seasoning, any type of cajun seasoning will also work well.
  • Heat your pan to around 375-400 degrees and add the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Once the oil is hot, please the filets skins side down for roughly 5-6 minutes. At the same time you place the cod in the pan, also add the lemon halves face down.
  • Flip the filets over and cook flesh side down for 2 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through to your liking. Remove the cod from the pan, squeeze the lemon juice over top, add the cilantro, and dig in.

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