Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time:
10 Mins
Cook Time:
17 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

*1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

" Delicious"!!!!

October 04, 2016
This is a great recipe. Being from New England, we appreciate the flavor of the fish without over seasoning like most people do. The simplicity of this recipe is the perfect and only way to bake cod or haddock. Thank you for sharing it with the world. LOL

Get Creative!

March 26, 2016
This basic recipe can be modified to whatever you have on hand!  It is simple yet can change flavor with orange zest, for example - use fresh herbs whenever possible as the flavor is enhanced.  A delicate jasmine or basmati rice, with some green onions, make a flavorful and easy to serve side.  Be creative and try it!  Panko is so easy to work with. 

ShereeSmith250's Review

February 13, 2014

march1954's Review

December 14, 2013
Easy but rather bland. Will add more seasoning next time.

myron21's Review

July 27, 2012
I sipmly love this recipe cooked it for last nights dinner party and my friends literally loved it had to make some extra servings for seconds served it wth mashed potatoes gravy and string beans I also found some cool recipes @ thanks for this recipe

sehgrose's Review

July 18, 2012
Easy simple and Delicious! Fresh Fish makes a big difference

ColleenMcIntyre's Review

October 30, 2011

3721donna's Review

March 14, 2011
Extremely easy to prepare and cook. A great week night recipe. I added a zesty salad seasoning instead of lemon zest. It was delicious! For an added touch I sauteed mixed greens in olive oil, and garlic and let them simmer in vegetable broth. I topped the Cod with a small serving of the greens.

Karen101157's Review

April 20, 2010
This was just "ok"... Seemed like it needed something. Sort of bland and uninteresting. Made a skillet mac and cheese dish and steamed veggies which is some of our favs but it just didn't help. My husband liked it but I probably won't make it again. Will look for something better. sorry

peckfd's Review

August 16, 2009
Delicious and simple!