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Smoked Cod

This Easy Smoked Cod recipe uses well-seasoned fish fillets and is simple to prepare. The fish is ready in no time and can be made with any smoker or pellet Traeger grill.

smoked cod fillet with lemons on a pan with greens

Smoking fish is so quick to do! Most fish is ready in around an hour. It’s one of my favorite things about seafood. White fish is typically low in fat, making it great for quick meals.

What Type of Fish to Use

You can use any white fish such as cod, tilapia, catfish, etc for this recipe with no adjustment to cook time.

white cod fish on foil

How to Season the Fish

I like to use a combination of my Homemade BBQ Seasoning and Lemon Pepper Seasoning. You can use whatever you like.

  • Your favorite fish rub
  • Your favorite BBQ rub
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dill
  • Oregano
BBQ rub, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a white bowl

How to Make Smoked Cod

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Rub both sides of the fish with olive oil and sprinkle the spices onto both sides of the fish.
  2. Place the fish on the smoker.
cod fish on a Traeger smoker grill

Do You Have to Use Foil?

No. I like to use foil because it’s easy to clean up and because white fish is very delicate. Using foil makes it simple to place on the grill grates and it’s easy to remove the fish once it has finished cooking.

If you aren’t using foil, I recommend greasing your grill grates with oil to prevent sticking.

cod fish on a Traeger smoker grill

What Type of Wood/Pellets to Use

Recipes and dishes with fish usually work best with mesquite, oak, or the Traeger signature blend.

Smoker Temperature

You will want to smoke the fish at 225 degrees.

How Long to Cook it/How to Tell When it’s Done

It will typically take 60-90 minutes to smoke the fish. Cook the fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Some like to cook their seafood to around 135 degrees. Do what you prefer.

smoked cod fillet with lemons on a pan with greens

How to Reheat

I don’t recommend the microwave for cooked fish. You risk tough texture when using the microwave. I recommend the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees until warm.

How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge tightly covered and sealed for 3-4 days.

More Smoked Side Dish Recipes

Smoked Mac and Cheese
Smoked Salsa

smoked cod, smoked sweet potato, and asparagus on a black plate

Pair With These Smoked Main Dish Recipes

Traeger Smoked Turkey
Traeger Smoked Salmon
Traeger Smoked Chicken Breast
Traeger Smoked Ribs (3-2-1 Method)
Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings
Smoked Lobster Tail
Traeger Smoked Whole Chicken
Traeger Smoked Brisket

More Fish Recipes

Nobu Miso Black Cod Recipe
Poke Bowls with Spicy Mayo Sauce
Pan Seared Cod with Lemon Butter

Smoked Cod

This Easy Smoked Cod recipe uses well-seasoned fillets and is simple to prepare. The fish is ready in no time and can be made with any smoker or pellet Traeger grill.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword cod smoked, how to smoke cod, smoked cod, smoked fish, Traeger smoked cod
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 ounces
Calories 97kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees.
  • Rub both sides of the fish with olive oil and sprinkle the spices onto both sides of the fish. Rub the spices in to ensure the flavor penetrates. (I like to use foil for the fish, see notes).
  • Place the fish on the smoker.
  • Smoke the fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This usually takes 60-90 minutes.

Notes

Season the fish with whatever spices you prefer.
I like to use foil because it’s easy to clean up and because white fish is very delicate. Using foil makes it simple to place on the grill grates and it’s easy to remove the fish once it has finished cooking.
If you aren’t using foil, I recommend greasing your grill grates with oil to prevent sticking.
 
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 1g
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