Oven-Baked Fish With Lemon and Vegetables

oven-baked-fishDo you want to add more fish to your diet, but haven’t done so because you don’t like the taste or think that preparing seafood takes a lot of time? Then this dish is perfect for you. It’s extremely easy to make and only requires about 10-15 minutes of work to put together.

That’s not to say that this recipe is only for the picky eater and those who never seems to find the time to make homemade meals. Even if you cook at home every day and eat a nutrient-dense, ancestral diet, chances are you will benefit from adding more sea-dwelling animals to your diet. Mackerel, cod, salmon, and other seafoods are a good source of complete protein, vitamin B12, zinc, and omega-3, nutrients that the average Joe – and also most health enthusiasts – eat too little of.

Without further ado, let’s get to it…


Note: This recipe isn’t set in stone. Adjust the amount of each ingredient according to preference, and feel free to use the vegetables you have lying around.

  • Fish fillets (I used mackerel, but lean, white fish such as cod is probably an even better fit for this recipe)
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Potatoes (I used white potatoes, but colourful potatoes (e.g., purple, sweet) work too)
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Salt
  • Spices of your choosing

Step-by-step instructions

1. Turn on the oven (210°C/410°F) and collect the ingredients


2. Cut the vegetables


3. Put the fish fillets in a baking dish and add salt and spices


4. Add vegetables on top of the fish, squeeze some lemon juice over everything, and put the dish in the oven


5. Boil potatoes and broccoli until tender (Or finely cut them and add them to the baking dish instead)


6. Take the dish out of the oven after 15-20 minutes


7. Bon Appétit



  1. Thanks for sharing…I love this dish, sometimes I add a bit of oil to the fish & veg & sprinkle some dill, chives, or other herbs/spices for a change. I never thought about adding the potatoes/sweet potatoes to the fish for baking by cutting them up finer…great tip!

    • That sounds like a great addition, Alison.

      The reason I boiled the potatoes, rather than added them to the baking dish, is that I only leave the fish+veggies in the oven for 15-20 min. Even if you cut the potatoes in small pieces that may be insufficient time to get them good and tender.

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