Cod Fish Recipe -- easy healthy recipe

Our nut crusted low carb cod fish recipe is always popular. Everyone seems to enjoy the end product!

For the tasty nut crust, use walnuts if you are following a Paleo (Paleolithic) diet.

If not, you can use almond, walnut, macadamia, or pecan nuts, whichever you might prefer.

The recipe yields two servings. Increase or decrease the recipe ingredients if more of fewer portions are required.

Fresh cod, which is a mild white fish, will beautifully absorb the flavours of whatever one cooks with it.

However, fresh rather than frozen cod is required to achieve this.

Our fresh cod recipe uses the combination of healthy coconut butter/oil and nuts to produce a tasty nut-crusted thick cod loin.

Low Carb Cod Fish Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 2 x 5 ounce pieces of boneless fresh (not cod that has been frozen) cod loin (about 1 inch thick)
  • 8 ounces of finely chopped nuts (by hand or in a coffee grinder)
  • freshly ground black pepper according to taste
  • sea salt according to taste
  • a handful of chopped cilantro (coriander), to garnish
  • wedges of fresh lime or lemon, to garnish

If possible, use organic ingredients. It's better for us and it's better for our planet.

Low Carb Cod Fish Recipe Cooking Method

Pre-heat the oven to 220°C or 425° or Gas Mark 7.

Oven Temperature Chart

Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark Terms Used
275 degrees °F 140 degrees °C 1 This is for very slow cool cooking
300 degrees °F 150 degrees °C 2 This is for slow cool cooking
325 degrees °F 165 degrees °C 3 This is warm cooking
350 degrees °F 177 degrees °C 4 This is moderate heat cooking
375 degrees °F 190 degrees °C 5 This is moderate heat cooking
400 degrees °F 200 degrees °C 6 This is moderately hot cooking
425 degrees °F 220 degrees °C 7 This is hot cooking
450 degrees °F 230 degrees °C 8 This is hot cooking
475 degrees °F 245 degrees °C 9 This is hot cooking
500 degrees °F 260 degrees °C 10 This is for very hot cooking

1. Rinse the cod in cold water and thoroughly pat dry with paper kitchen towel.

2. Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little of the melted coconut butter. Place the remaining melted coconut oil in a bowl, in which you will later dip the fish.

3. Mix the chopped nuts with the seasoning and spread on a plate.

4. One piece at a time, dip the cod loins into the remaining coconut oil making sure that it is thoroughly coated. Then press the fish into the nut mixture, coating both sides of the fish. Press down firmly to ensure that the nuts stick to the fish.

5. Place the nut-crusted cod loins on the baking dish and bake for 8 minutes until the fish is cooked through. Transfer to warm plates, sprinkle with the chopped cilantro (coriander), garnish with wedges of fresh lime or lemon, and serve immediately.

Serve with a crisp green salad or fresh green vegetables for a healthy lunch or dinner. This nut crusted cod fish recipe is a quality protein low carbohydrate meal.

Organic ingredients are a healthier; use organic whenever you can get them.


Web pages for further easy healthy recipes

Now that you have the low carb cod fish recipe, see the following link for more easy healthy recipes, such as our herby tuna steak recipe, or visit the RECIPES page, which is the first page on this section of our website. You will find those page links listed below.

Tuna Steak Recipe

Weight Loss Recipes

Recommended books for this section of the website

If you would like some in-depth reading about low carb or Paleo eating, see our "best self-help books" page. It's listed on the navigation/menu buttons.

Meanwhile, here are our initial suggestions:

  • Eades and Eades, The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
  • Cordain, The Paleo Diet Cookbook
  • Eades and Eades, The Protein Power Lifeplan
  • Cordain, The Paleo Diet
  • Bennett & Sinatra, Sugar Shock!
  • Price, Nutrional and Physical Degeneration

These books are available at and

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This completes the low carb cod fish recipe. It is such an easy healthy recipe. We do hope that you enjoy the finished product!

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