Tomato-Crowned Cod

"Cod or any firm white fish prepared this way is excellent! The toppings really add a nice flavor to the fish. It's a staple in my recipe collection for variation. Give it a try!"
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  • Arrange fillets in single layer in lightly oiled baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice and pepper.
  • Place tomato slices on fish.
  • Sprinkle with green pepper and onion.
  • Combine bread crumbs, basil and oil in bowl; spread bread crumb mixture evenly over tomatoes.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes when pierced with fork.

Questions & Replies

  1. Would this work with salmon steaks? I think it might. Perhaps someone else has an experience to share.
  2. can this recipe be done in an air fryer
  3. Would this work using already breaded cod? thanks


  1. Very tasty, my hubby & i enjoyed it very much, and so easy to prepare. The only change i did was cooking it an extra 10 minutes, was not quite cooked at 20 minutes. Will definitely have it again. Thank You Tweeky !
  2. This was very good, cut the recipe in half for supper tonight, the previous review was right, I too had to cook it for about 25 minutes, it could have been the thickness of the fillet. Lovely taste, the only change I made was to leave out the green pepper,because I made a rice pilaf to go with the cod and it had green pepper in it. The tomatoes, onions and basil complimented the cod. We will do it again, thanks for sharing!!
  3. I couldn't believe how tasty and easy this dish was. The fish was perfectly cooked. I served it with couscous and it was great!
  4. This was great! I am not a fish person so I used chicken fillets instead and cooked them at 350 for about 45 minutes and it turned out wonderful! Served over cauliflower "rice" and it was just delicious!
  5. excellent recipe, my cod was quite thick so it required 10 extra minutes.


  1. I made a couple substitutions - used red bell pepper instead of green, because I had one that needed to be used up, and substituted scallions for the onions, for the same reason. I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs and a tad bit more oil (I was too lazy to measure carefully.) I used the dry basil and didn't measure that either (probably 1 tsp. or so.) It was really very very good! Hubby didn't comment on it, but he ate all on his plate (that's pretty much all you can expect from him with fish.) It was so easy and fast to fix!! That was a real plus in my book. It would be a great dish for a hot summer night if you microwaved it to avoid heating the house with the oven. However, the cook time was short, so the oven wouldn't do too much damage to the household temp. even if you used it. I gave this 5 stars for #1 speed and ease of preparation, #2 eye appeal, and #3 taste appeal. It was very good, but not quite comfort food. But then is fish ever comfort food?
  2. Wonderful way to cook Cod.I skipped the green peppers and used cornmeal instead of breadcrumbs (Gluten-Free Diet) and it was stll great!



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