Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings

This kid-friendly entrée pairs flaky fish sticks with sweet, herby mashed peas.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°.

Step 2

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 1/4 cups. Arrange breadcrumbs on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes or until light golden. Cool; place in a shallow dish.

Step 3

Cut fish into 16 (3 x 1-inch) pieces; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place flour and egg in separate shallow dishes. Dredge 1 fish finger in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip fish in egg; dredge in breadcrumbs. Repeat procedure with remaining fish, flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Arrange coated fish on a wire rack on a baking sheet; lightly coat fish with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 4

Bring chicken broth to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in peas; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter, mint, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place pea mixture in a food processor; process until smooth. Place about 1/3 cup pea puree in the middle of each of 4 plates. Stack 4 fish fingers on the puree. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews


May 08, 2015
I only made the fish fingers.  I used Panko and tilapia.  I made a Cooking Light tartar sauce to go with it instead of the pea puree.  Family loved them.

lissalane's Review

April 13, 2014
Seems like a good, healthy recipe to me, will give it a try this week...

myrecipestest's Review

April 28, 2011

gelie14's Review

November 14, 2010
it looks good

janell5's Review

September 25, 2010
My husband had been deep sea fishing and we had kingfish in the freezer. We had 20 people for dinner, international college students making up half of the guests. This was a very simple recipe and according to my guests, very tasty. The mushy peas with mint were a fun accompaniment. I did use ready made bread crumbs for the breading.

kdfoodE's Review

September 23, 2010
I agree it needs more flavor. I don't like to post bad reviews but don't waste cod on this. There are much better ways to really make the fish shine, keep searching!

smith3576's Review

September 07, 2010
This was extremely plain - the fish breading had no flavor. The pea puree was okay - tasted like peas to me (I couldn't really taste the mint) but my husband hated it. We ended up ordering a pizza. Overall a waste of good cod.