Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/3 cup relish)

Serve with Creamy Tomato Soup and Soba Noodle Salad. Look for U.S.-caught Alaska cod, gray cod, or true cod.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Place egg whites in a shallow dish; place panko in another shallow dish. Dip fish in egg whites; sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dredge in panko. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned and very crispy. Turn fish over; place pan in oven. Bake fish at 450° for 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Serve with fish.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

KathrynNC's Review

August 03, 2013
This packed an amazing amount of flavor for such a quick and simple dish! I was surprised and impressed. The only change I really made was I used plum tomatoes cut into a small dice and cut the onion the same (my husband only eats tomatoes if cut very small). I found that a pound of fish was all we could use for our pan size and had to freeze the rest. Served with soba noodle salad as suggested. We will definitely be making this again!

Easy and Delicious!

August 06, 2017
So easy to make and so yummy.   The tomato basil salad really added to the flavor of the fish!  Will make again and again.

Easy and Outstanding!

March 17, 2015
I made this last year when it was published in Cooking Light and again tonight and it was even better! I did not change anything except to be generous with the new, spring basil. This is definitely our family's favorite cod recipe.

IoneTaylor's Review

July 12, 2013
This dish really was quick and easy to make, plus it was delicious. I loved the flavors of the relish contrasting with the breaded fish.

gocougs1995's Review

December 22, 2013
Really enjoy this dish. Use as one of our Friday lenten staple meals, as well as for an easy summer meals.

AdirondackJoe's Review

April 08, 2013

ShellyV's Review

March 25, 2013
This was a quick and delicious weeknight meal. I made this on St. Patrick's Day as a healthy alternative to fish and chips. Thrilled that my 2.5 year old also ate some.

loarahp's Review

June 29, 2013
This dish was definitely tasty and I'll keep it in my quick-dinner arsenal for future use. My panko crust didn't turn out all that crispy. Perhaps the pan was too crowded? Will test that theory next time. Fortunately, my 13 month old still loved it. I'm not a huge fan of raw onion, so I subbed green onion in the relish and it was delicious.

steponme's Review

March 26, 2013
I enjoyed the cod, but the relish may have been better for me if the ingredients were chopped smaller. Also, the lemon and tomato together made this a little bitter; not sure if I'll make the relish again.

CMCraig's Review

March 15, 2013
Just made this recipe for dinner, it was delicious, quick, easy, and we will definitely be making it again.