Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod

About a month ago I found a recipe on Pinterest for Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod. The flavor combination sounded interesting to me (a bit Southwestern), AND I had a few pieces of cod in my freezer… soooo… I decided to give this recipe a try.Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

The entire recipe took less than 15 minutes to prepare, so I would consider this a truly easy, quick, and flavorful entree! I think the quick, flavorful sauce would be great on grilled halibut, swordfish, tilapia or mahi-mahi, as well. I really don’t think it’s possible to mess this one up!

Here’s how you make this:  The pieces of cod are seasoned with spices, then are baked in the oven for about 10 minutes. (Total no-brainer)

Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
While the fish is baking, you make the sauce (another no-brainer):

First you melt the butter…

Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Add cumin and lime juice to the melted butter…

Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Stir sauce to combine ingredients, and cook for one more minute…

Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / the Grateful Girl Cooks!
Remove pieces of fish from oven. Place fish onto serving plate. Drizzle with sauce… serve and enjoy! THAT’S IT!

Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source:

Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Baked, seasoned cod, with an easy lime, cumin & butter sauce. Easy & ready to eat in less than 15 minutes!
Category: Entree
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 197 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 2 pounds cod fillets (4 pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (may substitute dried parsley or dried cilantro-I put a bit of each on the fish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 lime , juiced
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray an oven-safe baking pan with non-stick spray (or coat pan with oil)
  3. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, oregano, and salt. Mix to combine. Sprinkle spices on top of the pieces of cod. Press spices slightly into the fish to adhere.
  4. Place cod into baking pan. Bake at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until fish is done and opaque in color.
  5. Melt the butter in a small skillet. Add the cumin and the juice of one lime. Stir to combine; cook for an additional minute.
  6. When pieces of cod are finished cooking, remove pieces to individual serving plates. Drizzle the Lime/Cumin/Butter sauce over the top of the pieces of fish. Serve... and enjoy!
  7. While fish is baking, melt the butter in a small skillet. or p
Recipe Notes

I think the sauce for this recipe would also taste great on grilled halibut, swordfish, mahi-mahi, or tilapia.

Nutrition Facts
Chili, Lime & Cumin Cod
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 441mg 18%
Potassium 728mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.








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