4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces fish)

Looking for a simple fish dinner? Skip the frozen fillets and try this easy recipe for baked, fresh fish fillets. With little prep involved, this is a great last-minute, easy dinner for the family. You can use any firm white fish: cod, haddock, or grouper work well. The breading is not too overwhelming, but adds a delicious crunch. Serve it with leafy greens or thinly sliced oven baked potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Place fish in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine lime juice, mayonnaise, onion powder, and pepper in a small bowl, and spread over fish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs; drizzle with butter. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley.

Step 3

Notes: Haddock or cod would make good substitutes for the grouper. Adjust the baking time depending on the thickness of the fish.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Best fish recipe

May 19, 2015
My husband and I love this dish.  It is easy to make, tasty, and low in calories.  We make it once a week and enjoy it every time.  We have found Cod to be the tastiest.  I buy frozen Cod for a great price and it is also a reasonably priced dinner.  Fish lovers - you can't miss with this one!  Dorothy F.

GayleR's Review

February 11, 2014
Delicious and oh so easy. Used cod.

daneanp's Review

July 30, 2013
Have made this many times. It is super quick and easy. Halibut is my preferred fish but I have used tilapia as well. I've used panko but prefer the bread crumbs. A fish dish even my teenage daughter will eat!

nbalter1's Review

March 15, 2013
My husband really liked this and it is easy. We took the advice of many others and added the following: 1 extra tblsp. butter, extra 1/8 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tblsp. parmesan cheese, sprinkle thyme and oregano. Also, we used panko instead of breadcrumbs.

Ida619's Review

June 25, 2014
Easy and delicious! My husband HATES mayo and of course I didn't tell him and he loves it. It is now part of my meal rotation. I've made this a few times already. I used flounder. Yesterday I forgot the butter and I doubled the sauce because I made two pounds and it still came out great.

laurdig's Review

April 02, 2014
I love this recipe and make it often. It's easy and delicious. I mix the butter and breadcrumbs and then put the breadcrumbs on the fish because the drizzled butter runs off the fish (maybe I'm not patient enough to drizzle slowly).

Kimmer's Review

January 27, 2015
This great simple recipe never disappoints. It comes together quickly & cooks even quicker. I use cod for the fish, hubs (mr pickey) even likes it! Delish!!!

CookingIsa's Review

November 26, 2013
This is truly an 'easy' recipe. We try to eat fish several times a week, and this has become one of my go-to recipes. Since I do not usually buy onion powder, I use chopped onions instead. One of my children does not like any type of breading, so I simply do not put any breadcrumbs on his piece. Otherwise, I follow the recipe to the letter, and it always comes out great.

PickeyeatersVA's Review

April 22, 2014
Delicious and Easy! A perfect recipe!

avivaleah's Review

May 15, 2012
Made with tilapia and lemon juice. At the last minute I realized I was out of limes. Because the fish was thinner and I had more pieces per pound, there was more area to spread the mixture over. I think I needed more mixture than I used because the fish seemed low in seasoning. I definitely would try this recipe again. It was very easy and still was eaten up.