Crunchy Baked Cod
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This crunchy baked cod will melt right in your mouth. Traditional breadcrumbs get swapped out for their more nutritious, whole-grain counterparts. The cod works well, but you could use any fresh or frozen thawed white fish.
Recipe type: Dinner, Seafood
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Serves: 4
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1¼ pounds cod filet
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup (about 2 ounces) grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place bread in food processor and pulse until it becomes the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  3. Spread oil onto a 9x13 (or similar sized) baking dish. Add cod. Sprinkle cod with salt and then drizzle with the lemon juice.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for about 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a cast-iron or nonstick skillet. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or until fragrant. Mix in the fresh breadcrumbs, the parsley, and the grated cheese.
  6. Remove fish from oven and spread the breadcrumb mixture onto the cod. Return to the oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Garnish with sliced grape tomatoes (or these can be cooked with the cod if you prefer) and more fresh parsley.
Recipe by Hälsa Nutrition at