This lemon roast cod with potatoes and lemon was delicious, effortless, and elegant enough for company on a weeknight—this dish is a champion! The roasted cod was plump and juicy, and its delicate flavor was lovely with a hint of citrus and thyme. (What is it about lemon slices and herbs that makes everything look so refined?)

Using the microwave to precook the potatoes with garlic was brilliant and it worked very well here. When roasted, the potato slices were the epitome of success—golden brown on the edges with the inside so incredibly creamy and beautifully flavored.

In order to make sure each serving stayed neat when serving, I lifted the fish and lemon slices with a thin spatula and set them aside in the empty space on the baking sheet, plated the potatoes, and put the cod and lemon back on.