Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Cod is one of my favorite fish, and we get such wonderful, fresh and inexpensive cod here in Rhode Island. I think the touch of lemon zest in the crust adds a nice lemony flavor mixed in with the breadcrumbs.
- 1 1⁄2 cups Italian style breadcrumbs (or plain if you prefer)
- 1⁄2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley (or mix ½ parsley with ½ of another fresh herb of your choice)
- 2 -3 cloves garlic
- 1 lemon, zested
- 2 lbs cod fish fillets, in four servings
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish.
- Pile parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and a little salt on the cutting board.
- Finely chop the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and a little salt, then add mixture to the plain bread crumbs.
- Brush the top of each fillet with olive oil and dip in to the bread crumb herb mixture.
- You can be a little generous here with the crumbs.
- Brush a little bit of olive oil in the bottom of a baking pan then place fillet in the pan, crust side up.
- Roast fillets in oven, about 12-15 minutes or until firm to the touch.
We aren't big fish fans, but we decided to give this recipe a chance anyway. I think it turned out pretty well. However, it wasn't our cup of tea. I don't think the fact that we didn't enjoy this recipe was reflective of the recipe itself, but rather the fact that we don't particularly like fish.
Very nice quick "good for ya" dinner, especially good when late getting home from work. At least I remembered to take the cod out of the freezer this morning. Two nice thick cod "steaks", that just loved the parsley/thyme, lemmon/garlic, that clinged perfectly to it's olive oil coat. Mmmmmm good!! We will be making this again often. Thanks for sharing!! Back to add to this review, I made this again tonight but used red snapper fillets, turned out very tasty, just as good as with the cod, again thanks for posting a keeper!!
Next time I will add some chili powder or red pepper to the flour mix. Because we like mexican spices.