Quick & Easy Baked Cod

One thing we are not short of on a boat is fish! To keep things interesting though we do need multiple recipes to keep things from getting boring. I like this recipe because of how easy and simple it is and the fact there’s not a ton of sauce drowning the delicate fish.

Simple baked cod, with Italian bread crumb topping.

Simple baked cod, with Italian bread crumb topping.

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tsp olive oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg white (lightly beaten)
  • 2 3-4oz. cod fillets

Extra Info:
Cook Time:

  • 15min of prep, 10 minutes of cook time.
Yields:
  • 2 fillets
Note:
  • The recipe calls for cod but any white fish will do: Monkfish, Skate, Red fish, sea bass, ETC..
  • Be careful during cooking, it’s pretty easy to over cook this dish and will wind up with dry rubbery fillets, not very tasty.
  • You can also add a pinch of pepper flakes to the crumb mixture if you want to add some heat.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. In a small bowl mix together: bread crumbs, cheese, cornmeal, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, pepper, and olive oil. If should have a damp sand crumbly kind of texture, Set aside.
  3. Prepare a cooking rack with a broiler pan with some cooking spray or a light wiping of oil.
  4. Lay the fillets on top of the rack and brush on the egg whites. Be sure to fold any thin sections of the fillets. We want everything to cook evenly.
  5. Evenly spoon the crumb mixture on top of the fillets.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or just till they are white and flaky throughout.
  7. Let the fillets rest a minute or two then gently remove them from the rack and plate for dinner!!

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