Oven Roasted Cod With Lemon And Green Olives

Warmer months often cause me to seek simpler meals. Not just time spent in preparation, but dishes that have fewer ingredients. This oven-roasted cod with lemon and green olives is just that; light, flavorful, and almost effortless. Cod has a lovely mild flavor and while I often like stronger-tasting fish, like salmon, cod has a light flavor that’s versatile in many dishes and lacks that “fishiness” that many people are put off by.

cod with lemon and green olives

Sustainability is really important to me. It’s one of my main considerations when deciding what to eat, right up there with taste and my desire to feel good. With seafood, it’s especially important. Marine environments are being irreparably damaged by destructive fishing practices. Overfishing is a major issue and one the consumer needs to consider when purchasing fish and seafood.

cod with lemon and green olives

Many fishing practices are harmful to the marine environment as well, causing irreversible damage to the seafloor. We must always be mindful of what we eat and where it’s coming from. When purchasing local seafood, I often use Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s seafood watch app to figure out the best options. And I encourage you to do the same.

cod with lemon and green olives

The true beauty of this cod with lemon and green olives dish is its simplicity. The oven-roasted fish is a rather foolproof method to help you not overcook the fish. And, if you can’t find cod, don’t panic, any white fish you like will work perfectly in this Mediterranean-inspired summer dish.

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comment Policy

Simmer + Sauce reserves the right to remove or restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the topic conversation, contain profanity or offensive language, personal attacks, or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Any post found to be in violation of any of these guidelines will be modified or removed without warning. When making a comment on my blog, you grant Simmer + Sauce permission to reproduce your content to our discretion, an example being for a possible endorsement or media kit purposes. If you don’t want your comment to be used for such purposes, please explicitly state this within the body of your comment. If you find evidence of copyright infringement in the comments of, contact me and I will remove that in question promptly.