|Seafood Watch Guide|
My plan in purchasing the cod was to bake it, flavored with a little lemon and buttered bread crumbs. Baked cod is a favored dish on restaurant menus in the Northeast. It is very easy to make at home and takes just a few ingredients.
|Baked Cod Ingredients|
- 1 1/2- 2 pounds cod fillets
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup panko
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Rinse the cod fillets and pat them dry. Place the fish in a buttered casserole dish, folding the thin tail section under. Sprinkle the fish generously with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the fillets.
|Squeeze Lemon over the Cod|
In a small bowl, melt the butter in your microwave oven. Add the bread crumbs, panko, chopped parsley and lemon jest. Using a fork toss the mixture together until well blended. Spoon the mixture over the cod fillets.
|Ready for the Oven|
Bake the cod, uncovered, on the center rack of your oven for 20-25 minutes until the bread crumbs are browned and crispy and the fish flakes easily.
|Perfect Baked Cod|