Easy Bake Cod For Christmas

by Joanne on December 24, 2010

It’s Christmas Eve!  Are you excited?  Is Santa coming to your house?

He’s already left a little trail at our house but we’ll leave some cookies out so he can come back and leave the Christmas stockings. 


There isn’t much more room under around the tree.  You see, we have to celebrate a special birthday as well as Christmas on December 25th.  My father will be turning one year older. He’s totally A M A Z I N G for his age.  He gets up early, walks, plays golf 2 to 3 times per week, and keeps very busy in his wood shop when in South Carolina.  While my parents visit over the holidays, Dad goes out of his mind with boredom. No wood shop. No walking (it’s too cold).  He putters around on my computer and watches the soccer games.  His birthday makes our Christmas that much more special.  One more tid bit about my dad…two more (sorry): 1. His middle name is Noel   Smile   and  2.  He’s the smartest man I’ve ever known.  Oh! Just thought. I have a third:  He tells the BEST stories about his childhood in an orphanage and then his later years in the British Army that any one could wish to hear. 

As for this Christmas eve, I ran my long run: 11 miles.  Getting ready to eat a huge breakfast and then we’ll take off to get the groceries for Christmas eve dinner, Christmas day breakfast and finally, Christmas dinner.   It’s all fun!

What are you doing to prepare for Christmas day?

Fish for Christmas Eve:

Three ingredients and ready in 40 minutes.  This dish makes serving fish at such a busy time a drop in the hat. 


Serves 3 – 4 *Since our gatherings are usually large than 3 to 4 people, simply double or triple the recipe.

  • 1 1/4 lb fresh cod fish
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 18 oz Select Harvest LIGHT Maryland Style Crab Soup


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Rinse and pat dry the fish. Cover with the lemon juice. Pat once more with a clean paper towel.  Pour the soup over the top of the fish. Bake for 40 minutes *depending on how thick the cod fillet.


Mild in taste because the fish was “poached” with the soup, but a lot of flavor and flakiness. Just how fish should be.


Benefits of cod:

A near perfect source of protein in terms of no carbohydrates and very little fat.  This fish offers a host of other healthy, good nutrients to feed and fuel your body.

29 grams of protein.  119 calories per a 4 0z serving.

Now there’s room for dessert!  Christmas cookies!

Star Open-mouthed smile Star Merry Christmas Everyone! Star Open-mouthed smile Star

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  • At 2010.12.24 09:22, Indi said:

    Such a beautiful tree! Merry Christmas!!

    • At 2010.12.24 11:00, Joanne said:

      Thank you. Merry Christmas to you, Indi

      • At 2010.12.24 10:22, nancy jean said:

        LOVE IT! Quick, easy and healthy! Your tree is gorgeous, Joanne. Hope to see your folks this trip. I didn’t know your Dad was in an orphanage – – so was mine!


        • At 2010.12.24 11:00, Joanne said:

          Thanks! You just might see them Sunday.

          • At 2010.12.24 10:42, Pam (Certified Holistic Health Coach) said:

            Miss you!! Merry Christmas Joanne.
            Don does tell the best stories 🙂

            • At 2010.12.24 11:01, Joanne said:

              Oh! I wish, wish, WISH you both were here. Miss you too.

              • At 2010.12.24 10:44, Cristella said:

                Merry Christmas to you and your family Joanne! I look forward to making mini cheesecakes later today and will have to try your Fish Dish for New year’s dinner!

                • At 2010.12.24 11:01, Joanne said:

                  Thanks. Enjoy 🙂

                  • At 2010.12.24 12:48, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

                    Merry Christmas Joanne – and happy birthday to your father!

                    • At 2010.12.24 17:35, Tara said:

                      Making this tonight. Thank you for the recipe!

                      • At 2010.12.25 22:56, Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox said:

                        That fish looks great but I L.O.V.E that tree!

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