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Crispy Baked Cod

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 17 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
This 6-ingredient fish recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights.  Coat the fish in panko breadcrumbs for a crispy coating. You can substitute mahi mahi, grouper, catfish, salmon, or tilapia for cod.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 (6-oz.) cod fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

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  2. Place fillets on a lightly greased wire rack in a baking pan; sprinkle evenly with salt. Spoon breadcrumb mixture evenly onto fillets, pressing down gently. Drizzle evenly with 2 Tbsp. melted butter.

  3. Bake at 400° for 17 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden and fish flakes with a fork.

  4. *1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs may be substituted.