Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 lb fish fillets, cod or 1 lb haddock
- 1⁄3 cup dry breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- Melt butter in large glass Pyrex measuring cup and add lemon juice, spices and sugar.
- Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or platter.
- Spray a shallow baking dish with vegetable spray.
- Cut fish into individual serving pieces.
- Dip fish into butter and then coat each fillet well with bread crumbs.
- Place bread coated fillets into baking dish.
- Repeat until all fish fillets are covered.
- Spoon the remaining herb butter mixture over fish.
- I also use a pastry brush to lightly tap the tops of the breaded fish to make sure it is all cover.
- You may need to melt more butter to coat fish.
- Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Fish is done when fish flakes easily with a fork.
Just used your recipe for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I stuck pretty close to your recipe, just substituted cayenne for the basil (we use cayenne in just about everything) and used basa fish. I was just making 2 filets, so I cut the recipe in half. As you suggested I used a brush to tap the butter on top and had some butter left that I didn't use. I cooked it exactly as the recipe suggeted and it came out fantastic. It was crispy and very flavourful. My husband says its a definite keeper. Thanks for the recipe.
The taste of this fish was good and my son really loved it. I only gave it 3 stars because the coating was soggy and not as crispy as I would have liked.
This is delicious! I leave out the lemon and sugar and just to the butter and spices. I use tilapia for the fish. Wonderful! My whole family loves it even my 6 yo twins and my fish-hating DH! I serve it with mixed roasted veggies and it makes a very health meal. Thanks for the great recipe!