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Broiled Lingcod with Lemon

Broiled Lingcod with Lemon is one of the best, easy, delicious, and healthy dinners that you can make. Simple white fish, seasoned, topped with thinly sliced lemon, and then broiled.

Broiled Lingcod with Lemon

Fresh Lingcod with Lemon

Clearly, we’re pretty obsessed with fish around here. Lingcod and salmon are the two most common fish that we tend to cook with because that’s what Jeremiah and the boys tend to catch the most, and I’m fully aware of how much better our home-cooked fish is because of it.

In this easy recipe, we take fresh ling cod fillets and season them with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder, and then top that with a little butter and some lemon before hitting the broiler for a brief 5-7 minute tanning session that leaves them perfectly flaky with bright pops of citrus in the mix.

Top with a fancy flavored smoked chardonnay salt or this sriracha salt for even more versatility.

Broiled Fish shopping list

Thinking about making this? Here’s an overview of what you need. When you are actually cooking the dish, make sure to check out the recipe card below which includes the full amounts.

  •  lingcod or other whitefish
  • lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • butter
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
Broiled Lingcod with lemon

How to make broiled ling cod with lemon

I like to know what I’m in for when I’m considering which recipe to use for dinner. This is the quick play-by-play so you know what’s ahead! When you actually make the dish, please use the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

It has the full details, and all the tips to ensure you have the best chance of success.


Preheat the oven

It doesn’t take long, but you do want to pre-heat even when you are broiling.


Season the fish

Put the fish on a broiler pan, season both sides, put a pat of butter on top, and then top with a few thin slices of lemon.


Broil it!

Never walk away from a broiler. Ever. Put the fish on the middle rack under the broiler for 5-7 minutes.

Broiled Lingcod with lemon

What can you serve with broiled lingcod?

We made some simple seasoned and steamed broccoli to serve with this baked fish. It was easy and delicious and the whole family loves steamed broccoli.

Another great option is my grilled asparagus. If you don’t want to fire up the grill, you can make this in the oven too. Just follow the grilling directions as far as time and temp go.

Want some superfoods in salad form? This Kale and Butternut Squash Salad recipe from The Culinary Compass would be fantastic!

If you want something carby in your life along with your fish, my one-pot creamy noodles are a great option.


Can you cook lingcod on the Traeger?

For sure! Just crank the heat up to high and follow the same instructions here.

What other kinds of fish would work well for this recipe?

Any whitefish will work here. Regular cod, halibut, walleye, flounder, rockfish, etc.

Broiled Lingcod with lemon

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Yield: 6 servings

Broiled Ling Cod with Lemon

Broiled Ling Cod with Lemon

This simple and flavorful broiled lingcod is made with fresh whitefish, lemon slices, salt, pepper, and other simple seasonings for the perfect piece of fish!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 3 pounds lingcod filets (or another flaky whitefish)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons salted butter, cut into thin pats
  • lemon slices


  1. Preheat the oven. Slice your lemon. Make sure you have the middle rack in place in the oven.
  2. Season the fish on both sides with all of the seasonings. Spray a broiler pan well with cooking spray to prevent sticking or line with non-stick foil.
  3. Place the fish on the tray, top with a pat of butter and then put the lemons on top.
  4. Broil for 5-7 minutes, or until the internal temperature is at least 145°.
  5. Remove, sprinkle with a little flaked salt (if desired) and serve hot!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 625Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 60g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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