Baked Italian-style Cod

    30 min

    This simple baked fish dish benefits from a lovely crumbly breadcrumb and cheese topping. It's a great way to get kids to enjoy fish that isn't fried! If you prefer, try other types of fish for this recipe - such as haddock, pollock or even halibut.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 450g cod fillets
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly oil a medium baking dish.
    2. In a shallow bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, garlic granules and salt.
    3. Brush both sides of fish fillets with butter, and dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Arrange fillets in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with parsley.
    4. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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    family loved it. kids couldnt get enough  -  06 Aug 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. More cheese Needs salt for sure try putting in some other herb  -  10 Dec 2010


    We've been making orange roughy similar to this for years. To make this recipe even healthier, I skip the butter step. Then I sprinkle the fillets with garlic salt and press them into equal parts seasoned bread crumbs and parm cheese (I actually prefer the stuff in the green jar over real, for this dish). Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with a bit of spray. Sometimes we spritz the tops of the fillets with spray, which makes the coating a little crispy. My husband is NOT a fish eater, but he requests this dish at least once a month. You will be surprised how tasty this is!  -  02 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)