Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This fish dish goes well with my Poppy Seed Pasta and garlic green beans. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup melted butter
  • 1 12 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 18 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 teaspoon basil
  • 18 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb fish fillets, cod or 1 lb haddock
  • 13 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil cooking spray


  1. Melt butter in large glass Pyrex measuring cup and add lemon juice, spices and sugar.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or platter.
  3. Spray a shallow baking dish with vegetable spray.
  4. Cut fish into individual serving pieces.
  5. Dip fish into butter and then coat each fillet well with bread crumbs.
  6. Place bread coated fillets into baking dish.
  7. Repeat until all fish fillets are covered.
  8. Spoon the remaining herb butter mixture over fish.
  9. I also use a pastry brush to lightly tap the tops of the breaded fish to make sure it is all cover.
  10. You may need to melt more butter to coat fish.
  11. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  12. Fish is done when fish flakes easily with a fork.
Most Helpful

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.

Kaytie Did October 09, 2009

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.

choco chip April 01, 2008

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!

hottiecj October 23, 2007