Whole30 Chile-Lime Cod Fillets

This is a simple fish rub that creates a great flavor for Whole30 cod fillets. Best to let the fillets marinate in the rub at least a few hours, even overnight. Serve cod over your chosen accompaniments such as cooked rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, or your favorite vegetable.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 (5 ounce) cod fillets

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)

  • 2 medium limes, zested and juiced


  1. Combine paprika, parsley, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl and mix well. Brush cod fillets with 1 tablespoon olive oil; rub with the spice mixture. Use all of the spice mixture and make sure they are well coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place cod on a foil-lined baking sheet.

  3. Cook in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily and is opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, melt ghee with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan. Add lime zest and juice and swirl the pan to mix. Serve the cod topped with lime butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
21g Fat
9g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 712mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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