Simple Baked Cod

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 in Cooking, Dinner, Featured, Seafood


This recipe is really quick and easy and can be adjusted to any taste.  The panko bread crumbs gave it a nice crispiness on the outside while the fish on the inside stayed moist.  I love topping mine with an extra squeeze of lemon juice and some sea salt!


Simple Baked Cod

(serves 4)

4 cod fillets (roughly 1 pound)

2 tablespoons of butter, melted

1 cup of panko breadcrumbs

3/4 teaspoon of sea salt

2-3 dashes of paprika

dash of basil

2-3 dashes of pepper

zest from 1 large lemon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.  Spray the foil lightly with canola or olive oil spray.  In a shallow dish or medium bowl combine breadcrumbs, sea salt, paprika, basil, pepper, and lemon zest.  Unwrap fish and pat lightly with a paper towel.  Working with one fillet at a time, dip the fish in the breadcrumb mixture and press firmly getting a light breading on both sides.  It won’t be completely covered and that’s ok.  Place fillet on prepared baking sheet and continue with remaining cod.  Once all fillets have been dipped in the bread crumbs, drizzle the top with the melted butter.  Sprinkle some of the remaining breadcrumbs on top and press lightly so they stick to the melted butter.  Bake for 12-15 minutes (this may be more or less depending on the size of your fillets).  Serve immediately with lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt!


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