Crispy Panko Baked Cod with Two Seasoning Options
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This easy recipe is seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic, and sweet paprika for a flavorful entree that pairs well with most vegetables sides and grains. See below for a lemon herb option.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 cod fillets or similar white fish
  • 1 cup dairy-free panko bread crumbs (gluten-free, if needed; see post above)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil or melted dairy-free buttery spread, plus additional, if desired
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the bread crumbs, lemon pepper, paprika, seasoned salt, and garlic.
  3. Place the fish fillets in a medium bowl, add drizzle with the 1½ tablespoons olive oil or buttery spread. Toss to evenly coat.
  4. Transfer the fillets to the bread crumb picture, one at a time, and coat evenly on both sides.
  5. Place the breaded fillets on your prepared baking sheet. Optionally drizzle the tops with more olive oil or melted buttery spread.
  6. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Lemon Herb Option: Substitute 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley and 2 teaspoons lemon zest for the lemon pepper, sweet paprika, and seasoning salt. Season to taste with salt, about ½ to 1 teaspoon.
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