• 4 pieces of Cod
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1/4 c. coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayane sea salt
  • 3 tbsp onion flakes
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • extra oil for pan

This might just be the shortest post I ever wrote….. I guess I wanted to keep with the theme because this recipe calls for a meager amount of simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time!

I hope this recipe has you coming back for more because if your anything like me, I just love it when a recipe has only a handful of ingredients and has you in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy!

This Citrus Crusted Cod is sensational and I am not exaggerating, really! I know many bloggers rave about their recipes, and I am no exception but to the contrary I love simple, scrumptious and healthy food!



You can use lemon or orange for this recipe but if you are doing the FreeDiet™ you will need to stick with lemon as orange is not in the first phase. Also, using the onion flakes is key to the crispy and flavorful texture of this UN-breaded fish!



In the picture below, I used my Creamy Chive & Garlic Dressing!  I had a thought as I put that tender and flavorful bite of fish in my mouth {and yes the best part of my job is eating the goods} that it reminded me of the days as a child when  I would eat fish and chips with all the tarter sauce!

Eating the fish without the dressing is still delicious but the dressing gives it that extra appeal and flare of a gourmet meal that took under a half hour to make!  So I will bid you farewell and keep true to my word {for little words} and stop gabbing in this post so you can get cooking!


Citrus Crusted Cod {paleo, nut, dairy & gluten free}
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Serves: 4

  • 4 pieces of Cod
  • juice of a lemon
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. pink Himalayane sea salt
  • 3 tbsp onion flakes
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • extra oil for pan

  1. Soak fish in lemon juice flipping it on each side.
  2. In a large frying pan heat 3 tbsp coconut oil on medium.
  3. In a bowl blend coconut flour, salt and onion flakes.
  4. Place piece of fish in flour mixture and press mixture into each side.
  5. When you see arcs on the side of pan or the oil sizzles place coated fish pieces in.
  6. Let each piece cook and brown for a few minutes each side.
  7. Try not to peek as moving fish will make coating fall off if it is not ready.
  8. When fish seems firm and edges are nicely brown flip each piece gently.

You can use any white fish but this recipe works best with thinner fillets. The onion flakes are key to this recipe. If you can not find Simply Organic brand onion flakes you can use another brand as long as it is just onion flakes and not a bunch of icky preservatives. Another “citrus” twist on this fish is using the juice of an orange instead of lemon. If you are doing the Free Diet you will need to use lemon verses the orange {for the first phase}. You certainly can add any other spices you like. We have used cayenne, orange flakes, and paprika. Also, I have made my Creamy Chive & Garlic Dressing to dip this fish in for that extra gourmet touch {link is in post}. It is not necessary to make dressing but super simple and oh so good! Please use wild caught fish and organic ingredients when you can.


With a Spoonful of Health,