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Baked Panko-Crusted Cod

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This oven Baked Panko-Crusted Cod recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, but tastes like a dish you would get at a restaurant! It is sure to become a family favorite fish recipe! The recipe is written for two but can easily be doubled or tripled as needed.

A panko crusted cod filet on a bed of leafy greens with a lemon wedge on the side.

Don’t you just love simple recipes with simple ingredients? There is nothing complicated about this baked cod with panko crumbs, and it is made with no egg or mayonnaise. The panko breadcrumbs are held onto the fish with a butter and Dijon mustard mixture that adds amazing flavor!

Ingredients to make Baked Panko-Crusted Cod in small white bowls.

What you will need to make this Oven Baked Panko-Crusted Cod:

  • wild-caught cod filets – try to find filets that are similar size and thickness
  • Dijon-mustard – regular or country-style
  • fresh lemon juice
  • melted butter – substitute ghee or coconut oil for dairy-free
  • cayenne pepper just for a bit of added flavor
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • grated Parmesan cheese – substitute nutritional yeast flakes for dairy-free
  • Italian parsley
Looking down on a panko crusted fish filet on a bed of leafy greens with a lemon wedge on the side.

How to make Baked Cod with Panko Crumbs:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.

Mix the mustard, lemon juice, butter, cayenne, and half of the parsley together in a shallow bowl.

Mustard, lemon juice, parsley and butter mixed together on a white plate.

Combine the panko crumbs, remaining parsley and Parmesan in a second shallow bowl.

Panko, parsley and Parmesan mixed together on a white plate.

Pat the cod filets dry with paper towels. Coat the fish filets in the mustard mixture,

A piece of cod coated in the mustard mixture on a white plate.

then coat evenly with the panko mixture.

A piece of cod coated in panko crumbs on a white plate.

Place the filets on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork. Cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees)

Panko-Crusted Cod on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Serve on a bed of leafy greens, rice pilaf, or steamed broccoli.

Oven Baked Cod with Panko Crumbs served on a bed of leafy greens with a lemon wedge on the side and sparking water with lemon in the background.

This is a light meal that can be served any time of year.

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looking down on a panko crusted fish filet on a bed of leafy greens with a lemon wedge on the side.

Baked Panko-Crusted Cod

This oven Baked Panko-Crusted Cod recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, but tastes like a dish you would get at a restaurant! It is sure to become a family favorite fish recipe!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven-baked, panko breadcrumbs, cod filets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • .75 pound wild-caught cod filets 2) 5-6 ounce filets
  • 1 tablespoon butter substitute ghee or coconut oil for dairy-free
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard regular or country-style
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • .13 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8th teaspoon or more to taste
  • .33 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese substitute nutritional yeast flakes for dairy-free

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Mix the mustard, lemon juice, butter, cayenne, and half of the parsley together in a shallow bowl.
  • Combine the panko crumbs, remaining parsley and Parmesan in a second shallow bowl.
  • Pat the cod filets dry with paper towels. Coat the fish filets in the mustard mixture, then coat evenly with the panko mixture.
  • Place the filets on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve on a bed of leafy greens, rice pilaf, or steamed broccoli.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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