Healthy fish recipes - Soy and ginger baked cod recipe
Healthy fish recipes - Soy and ginger baked cod recipe

Two things to be said about this recipe: it's quick and easy, and it's healthy and very delicious. Yes, that was four things. If you like fish and you like Asian flavours, you must give this one a try. I can't take credit for it, it's my husband's, but I can say that I really enjoyed my plate of food! In fact, I'm considering creating a section on healthy fish recipes.

Serves 2

Prep Time - 15 min

Cook Time - 20 min

Total Time - 35 min


  1. Cod fillets - 2
  2. Lemon - 1
  3. Ginger - 1.5 inch
  4. Soy sauce - 4 tbsp
  5. Chilli flakes - a pinch
  6. Pak choi - 2 small bunches
  7. Garlic - 6 cloves
  8. Olive oil
  9. Salt
  10. Pepper


  1. Peel and grate the ginger
  2. Peel and chop the garlic
  3. Clean and separate out the pak choi leaves
  4. Chop the lemon in half
  5. line a baking tray with tin foil
  6. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celcius
  7. clean and pat dry the fish fillets
  8. season the fillets well with salt and pepper. Rub into both sides of the fish gently
  9. place the fillets (skin-side down) on the tray, and place one lemon half, head down between the two fillets
  10. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 minutes or so, until the fish is flaky and opaque
  11. In the meantime, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a pan on medium
  12. When hot, add the chopped garlic and saute for 2- 3 minutes until beginning to turn golden brown
  13. Add the pak choi leaves, season with salt and chilli flakes, mix the garlic through, and saute till the leaves are slightly wilted and soft
  14. Turn off the heat and place aside
  15. For the sauce, mix the soy sauce with ginger, a squeeze of lemon, and a pinch of chilli
  16. When the fish is ready, serve onto a plate, drizzle the soy sauce on top, and spoon on the pak choi