4cod fillets6 oz each, 1-inch thick, fresh or frozen
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir in the capers.
Place the cod fillets in the baking dish. Pour the butter mixture on top. Use a brush if needed to evenly distribute the thick sauce on top of the fillets. Sprinkle with the paprika.
Bake, uncovered, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Depending on the thickness of your fish fillets and on your oven, this should take about 15 minutes (25 minutes if using frozen fish).
This recipe works well with other firm-fleshed white fish such as halibut, as long as the fillets are thick - about 1-inch thick. Thinner fillets will require a shorter time in the oven.There's no need to cover the fish. You should bake it uncovered. If using frozen fillets, you might want to use olive oil instead of butter, as the butter tends to quickly harden on a frozen fillet.