Perfect Ten Baked Cod
Cod is coated with lemon juice, cracker crumbs, and wine before baking for just 20 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
OK, found this recipe and tweaked it a bit to solve some of the problems that other people had mentioned. Here's how to kick up the flavor and get a less mushy texture.. I use a ream of whole wheat RITZ crackers.. crush them up, throw in a teaspoon of onion powder, teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp fresh parsley, 1 tsp basil, and 1/2 tsp of oregano. Mix those all together,two dashes of salt, dash of black pepper. Next melt 2 tbsp of butter with 1/4 cup of SUTTER HOMES CHARDONAY (this is very important..don't use just any wine) in a small dish or measuring cup. I line my pan with foil, spray with a non stick cooking spray, put the fish down flat in the pan. Pour the melted wine/butter over the fish. Next evenly pour the breadcrumbs on top of the fish. Pat down lightly. Next you melt two tablespoons of butter, and drizzle evenly on top of the breadcrumbs. Lastly, sprinkle a little more black pepper and bake for 23 minutes at 400 degrees farenheit. This comes out perfect! No mush, nice and tender,
I really don't like fish and really never CHOOSE to eat it, but for my New Year's Resolution to eat more healthy, I decided to make this. Now...I know there's a TON of butter in there, so not necessarily low fat so next time I will cut down the butter a bit, but this is truly a very good recipe! Bought the Pacific Cod filets at Costco and cut the recipe in half, making only one.
This is a perfect ten recipe! I followed the recipe with the exception of the baking in two stages. I just combined the ingredients, then pressed the mixture onto seasoned cod filets, then baked at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Oh, and instead of the buttery round crackers, I used panko bread crumbs, and boy was this delicious! I served this with brown rice and steamed broccoli. This is going to be a regular in this house.
I followed the recipe almost exactly with the exception of using bottled lemon juice and adding Italian seasoning to the cod prior to adding the cracker crumbs. It was exceptional. I would definitely make this again. I may try panko crumbs next time, but this is such a simple recipe that produces great results.
I made a variation of this recipe tonight. Instead of the cracker crumbs I used minced pecans. I left out the wine. It was quick, easy, and my husband and I both thought it was delicious.