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Parsley-Crusted Cod

Struggling to increase your family’s fish servings? You’ll appreciate this easy cod with staple ingredients. The flavors are mild and delicious, so even picky eaters won’t complain. —Judy Grebetz, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Brush oil over 1 side of fillets; gently press into crumb mixture.
  • Place crumb side up in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° just until fish begins to flake easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 215 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • Anne
    Feb 9, 2021

    Great recipe to use with cod. Used 1 tsp oil per piece of fish = 4 WW Points 02/2021

  • princessstef5
    Oct 4, 2020

    I added some corn meal with my panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Best fish ever.

  • cynandtom
    Nov 20, 2019

    I didn’t change a thing. Simple and delicious fish recipe.

  • xlsalbums
    Apr 23, 2019

    I could have used more flavor but it was an easy dish to make and it added to the fish.

  • SuSey22
    Apr 23, 2019

    I made this for one of our Friday meals in Lent, it is delicious! Lemony and a hint of garlic , it was moist w just a Little crunch.

  • oreo95
    Apr 22, 2019

    Very simple and quick to put together with ingredients you have on hand. Baked perfectly, a nice light recipe. Thank you Judy!

  • justmbeth
    May 15, 2018

    Great cod recipe! Lemon flavor really came through. The coating on top was a nice change from a fully breaded fish...and worked out perfectly.

  • HighJinx1
    Sep 17, 2013

    I usually do not care for fish but had some tilapia in the freezer for the hubby and decided to use this recipe to use them up. This was really good. We both ate them up and am looking forward to trying it with the cod next time.

  • jesboc
    May 15, 2013

    The lemon peel added a fabulous taste to the fish

  • deets17
    May 11, 2013

    This was good. I coated both sides with the breading and used seasoned bread crumbs. The fish stayed moist, was quite flavorful, and went together quickly.