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Cod baked in milk

Preparing the best baked cod is easy as the oven offers a hassle-free cooking method. This best baked cod recipe strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and delectable taste.


2 c milk (warm)
6 t butter (can be melted butter)
2 lb cod (cod fillets, without bones or skin)
1 t salt (or to taste, kosher salt)
  parsley (optional, fresh parsley for garnishing)


Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease the pan with butter or lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

Arrange fillets, placing them close together in the pan. Pour enough hot milk over fish to barely cover fillets.

Place on teaspoon butter on top of each fish fillet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Total time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
6 servings


Choose a shallow baking pan in which fish fillets will fit tightly.

Ad just enough milk to barely cover the fish.

The cod is ready when the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

If using frozen cod fillets, thaw before cooking.

The piece of fish it does not matter, it could be baked cod loin in milk or baked cod fillets in milk.

Serve with baked cod a variety of side dishes and accompaniments like Norwegian boiled potatoes.


Food recipes from Norway

Fish is served frequently in Norway. Fish can be poached either in water or milk, fried or baked in milk, as in this recipe.

easy, bake
fish, main course
Norwegian food recipes
Food in Europe