Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
4 Servings

This 30-minute cod is baked, not fried, but still has a satisfyingly crispy, crunchy crust. Try baked white potatoes or sweet potatoes, cooked in the microwave to save time, on the side.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add bread crumbs, stir to coat with butter, then cook, stirring frequently, until light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon zest. Let cool. Combine mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl.

Step 2

Rinse fish and pat dry. Sprinkle each fillet lightly with salt, then place on a rimmed, foil-lined baking sheet and brush with mustard mixture. Press 1/4 of crumbs onto each filet.

Step 3

Transfer baking sheet to oven and bake until fish is no longer translucent (cut to test) and flakes easily, 10 to 15 minutes. If crumbs aren't sufficiently browned, broil fish 2 inches from heating element until crumbs are crisp and dark golden brown (watching carefully to prevent burning), 2 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy and delicious

July 26, 2017
So easy to prepare and delicious.


May 22, 2018
Stick with Ritz crackers & butter instead.

I will make this again

September 02, 2018
I bought cod this morning not knowing what I was going to do with it. I found this recipe and had all the ingredients on hand. This was easy to follow and really good. I added grated parm and that provided a nice bite. I will make this again.

BeckaBean's Review

November 17, 2011
Tasty, I think I would try the panko bread crumbs next time though. I liked the taste of the mustard with the fish. I would make this again, but not cook it for the full 15 minutes, maybe 10 minutes.

nadinehrh's Review

May 23, 2009
Easy and delicious and will make it again. I substituted mustard, with spicy brown mustard and used the Panko crumbs. Yumo

janetr7110's Review

October 12, 2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. The panko crumb topping was deliciously crunchy and I loved the Dijon in the coating. I made half the recipe but used the full amount of the Dijon and regular mayonnaise, not reduced fat. Can't to wait to make it for my seafood loving daughter-in-law when she visits.

hotpsoup's Review

September 18, 2012
Very good way to dress up fish in a pinch. Made it with haddock instead of cod. Will definitely try with panko crumbs next time.

KeepontryingM's Review

February 05, 2014
I used frozen cod, which may have been the problem, but not much flavor

DanaSam's Review

October 20, 2009
I have learned from my past...always use fresh doesn't do well flash frozen, or at least not for me. Using fresh Cod, this was absolutely delicious and crunchy, yet lite.

ShereeSmith250's Review

February 13, 2014