Festive Baked Cod with Citrus Herb Crust and Roasted Vegetables

By Danielle Dolin

by Danielle Dolin

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a dish that not only honors the season’s festive spirit but also aligns with your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Our Festive Baked Cod with Citrus Herb Crust and Roasted Vegetables is a light and flavorful alternative, bringing together the delicate taste of cod with the vibrant essence of citrus and aromatic herbs. This Christmas, treat yourself and your loved ones to a nourishing seafood dish that’s as delightful as it is health-conscious.


For the Baked Cod:

  • 4 cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving

For the Roasted Vegetables:

  • 4 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, and potatoes), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon zest, orange zest, chopped parsley, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper to create the citrus herb crust.
  3. Place the cod fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the fillets with the citrus herb crust mixture, ensuring they are well coated.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss the mixed vegetables with olive oil, dried rosemary, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Spread the seasoned vegetables on a separate baking sheet.
  6. Bake both the cod and the vegetables in the preheated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the cod is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, and the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.
  7. Once done, remove the cod and vegetables from the oven.
  8. Serve the baked cod on a festive platter, garnished with lemon wedges. Arrange the roasted vegetables around the cod for a colorful and nutritious Christmas presentation.

This Christmas, savor the season with a light and flavorful dish that embodies the essence of the holidays. Our Festive Baked Cod with Citrus Herb Crust and Roasted Vegetables is a healthy and delightful alternative, bringing together the mild flavor of cod with the bright notes of citrus and aromatic herbs. Gather your loved ones for a festive celebration, and enjoy a Christmas meal that is both wholesome and joyous.

Danielle Dolin is a prolific writer and serves as the Managing Editor at the Christian News Journal. A dedicated mother of four daughters, she calls Southern Arizona home. Danielle’s passion for journalism extends beyond her professional role; she imparts her knowledge to homeschool students as a dedicated teacher. In her cherished moments of respite, you can find her engrossed in the pages of books or engaged in the world of video games. Her multifaceted life is a testament to her commitment to family, education, and her unwavering love for storytelling.

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