Baked Cod – Lemon and Parmesan

The below recipe is one of my favorites for cod. If you are interested in more cod recipes go to  to find “32 Light and Flaky Cod Recipes to Try Tonight”.

Baked Cod with Lemon Parmesan Crust

Recipe by Paula SmalecCourse: Uncategorized


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  • 1 – 1¼ pound cod fillet

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • ½ cup plain Panko bread crumbs

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt & pepper

  • Lemon juice, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 4000
  • In a bowl, blend together the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.  Add the sautéed onions and butter mixture to this bowl and stir to moisten.
  • Coat a baking dish with cooking spray or oil.  Place the fillet skin-side down. Season fillet lightly with salt and pepper.  Lightly press the bread crumb mixture on top of the fillet
  • Bake in the middle of the oven until the fillet flakes when pressed with a fork, approx. 15-20 minutes for a 1”- 1½” thick fillet, or 20 – 25 minutes for a 2”- 2½” fillet.
  • If breadcrumbs start to burn before the fillet is fully cooked, place foil loosely over the top of the fish for the remainder of the baking time. 
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice when served, if desired.

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