Herb Coated Cod

by Joanne on June 6, 2010

We are suppose to go to breakfast and bike riding with friends this Sunday morning.  It’s raining lightly so that plan might not work out.  Ted wants us to ride to breakfast anyway.  He really does like riding. 

The three of us, Ted, Shane, and myself went for a walk in the rain and my hands are frozen.  The only good part of walking in wet weather is that no one else is out there so Shane can run free.

The following recipe was based on a recipe from Cooking Club. It was originally “Herb-Crusted Salmon Fillets”.  I turned it into Cod.


The Cod was fresh from Hannaford’s and I couldn’t resist a beautiful looking fillet.  The recipe is a quick, no hassle recipe.  Just make sure to use all fresh ingredients and most importantly, make sure the fish is fresh.


  • 2 TBS fresh dill
  • 2 TBS fresh tarragon
  • 2 TBS fresh chives
  • 1 TBS dried onions
  • 1 1/2 lbs of Fresh Cod
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 TBS lemon juice – or more.
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 F. 

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. OR…great new product!  Reynolds NON-STICK foil! 


Combine the herbs: dill, tarragon, chives, and the onions in a bowl. 

Put the cod on the foil after you rinse and dry it.  Salt and pepper the cod then douse it with lemon juice.  Sprinkle the herb mix over the fish then drizzle on the olive oil.

Bake for 20 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of your fish.


The side vegetable was steamed cauliflower finished with paprika and a little Parmesan cheese.


We had quite the active yard Saturday night.


Ted and I sat sipping coffee on the porch swing.  Shane was playing with a tennis ball.  The animals began to appear:

First there was the woodchuck.  He and the relatives seem to have taken up residence at the far end of our yard.

Then there was the fox.  A fox went trotting across the end of the yard and into the bushes by the neighbors. He didn’t even glance our way and you can’t tell me that he didn’t know we were there!  Bold as brass, he was!!!  The crows were cawing like MAD and flying along, following the fox. What’s up with that?!

After the fox disappeared into the bushes, a deer was making its way toward the bird feeder. The photo above was actually taken an hour earlier, from the kitchen window, but the same deer came back later and saw us sitting on the porch swing.  She stopped, starred, then moseyed on her way toward the direction the fox went.  Must be a Woodland’s Block Party.  Shane was NOT invited.

Do you see wildlife in your back yard?


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  • At 2010.06.06 09:35, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

    That fish looks amazing!!!!

    I sometime see rabbits or ducks on our backyard, they’re so cute 😀
    .-= Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear´s last blog ..Inspiration =-.

    • At 2010.06.06 15:15, Joanne said:

      We don’t get many rabbits. I see them in other peoples yard but they don’t seem to like ours.

      • At 2010.06.06 13:17, Monet said:

        What a beautiful dinner! I love cod and cauliflower, so you had my stomach growling from the start. I loved seeing the pictures of all the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Great post!
        .-= Monet´s last blog ..Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting =-.

        • At 2010.06.06 15:16, Joanne said:

          That deer was back again today. I could take 100 photos of it. I love the way they look – so innocent and gentle.

          • At 2010.06.06 14:57, Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said:

            Your doggy is so beautiful!

            Yes, we have LOTS of wildlife in our backyard. Living in the middle of nowhere, we actually have more animals than people. We have deer, woodchucks, skunks, birds, possums, and a whole bunch of other critters. 😀


            PS. The cod looks delish! I love seeing Hannaford mentioned, lol.
            .-= Jenn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)´s last blog ..¡Fiesta! =-.

            • At 2010.06.06 15:17, Joanne said:

              We used to have a skunk. We never saw him/her but the nose KNEW it was lurking.

              • […] that cutie from Saturday?  Well, we suspect she/he was back again but THIS time got a little TOO close and snacked a little […]

                • At 2010.06.09 18:17, kilax said:

                  This is too funny! I was wondering the same thing (what other people see in their yards) and wrote it on my blog today. 🙂 No foxes for us! Birds, ducks, geese, turtles and now, squirrels.

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