Baked Cod Olé USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 25-50
Seafood is popular in Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and other parts of the Caribbean. Each island has its own specialty dish, and many include baked fish. Cod is a popular choice due to its versatility. It can be baked, poached, or grilled.
One fish fillet topped with ¹⁄3 cup (No. 12 scoop) salsa provides 1¹⁄2 oz equivalent meat and ¹⁄4 cup vegetable.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • To make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, black pepper, and salt.
    For 25 servings, about 9 limes.
    For 50 servings, about 18 limes.
  • To make salsa: In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Add dressing and toss.
    Hold at 40 °F or lower.
  • Coat sheet pan (18′′ x 26′′ x 1′′) with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish portions on sheet pan with about 1" of space between each piece.
    For 25 servings, use 1 sheet pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 sheet pans.
  • Top each piece of fish with ¹⁄3 cup (No. 12 scoop) of salsa.
  • Roast for 12–15 minutes. When done, fish will flake easily with a fork.
    Critical Control Point: Heat to 155 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Serve 1 fillet topped with ¹⁄3 cup (No. 12 scoop) salsa.
    Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Cod Olé USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 fish fillet topped with ¹⁄3 cup (No. 12 scoop) of salsa.
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 132mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0mg0%
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Tomatoes: 2 lb 3 oz
Mature Onions: 1 lb 11 oz
Cilantro: 3 oz
Lime: 9 limes
50 Servings:
Tomatoes: 4 lb 5 oz
Mature Onions: 3 lb 5 oz
Cilantro: 5 oz
Lime: 18 limes


*See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.
Tilapia, halibut, or other white fish can be substituted for cod.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
4 lb 11 oz
25 fish fillets topped with salsa
50 Servings:
9 lb 6 oz
50 fish fillets topped with salsa