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Tomato-Topped Cod Recipe

Fresh tomato slices and a buttery topping jazz up plain fish fillets in this easy oven entree from Kathleen Taugher of East Troy, Wisconsin. The tempting treatment helps keep the cod moist and flavorful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 pounds cod fillets
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the water and lemon juice. Add fish; soak for 5 minutes. Drain and place fish in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pepper. Layer with onion, tomatoes and green pepper. Combine the remaining ingredients; sprinkle over top.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 158 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.