Cod fillet with a garlic, herb & parmesan crust

Moist, flaky cod fillet baked under a delicious topping of herbs, garlic and parmesan cheese. Easy, quick & gorgeous – a real dinner winner! 

It should be no surprise that my recipe for roasted veggies with garlic & parmesan is one of the most popular on this site. They are addictively good! We had some recently using asparagus – wow! If you haven’t tried them, I strongly recommend it.

Inspiration

I was thinking about the yummy coating for the roasted vegetables, and considering what I was going to do with some chunky cod fillet. It wasn’t a huge stretch to put one thing together with another! Voila, this gorgeous crusted cod fillet.

cod fillet with a garlic herb parmesan crust.

The topping for the cod is basically the same as the coating for the vegetables, only with the addition of some fresh herbs. These go really well with the fish and also add a fabulous splash of colour. I made this cod for dinner when my in-laws were visiting and they devoured it. DH and Kipper seemed pretty keen too. 

Moist, crispy and delicious

The cod fillet stayed lovely and moist under its green garlicky, herby, cheesy crust. Meanwhile, the topping crisped up in places, I suspect thanks to the presence of the parmesan cheese. You could zap this under the grill briefly if you wanted to get the topping really crisp and brown, although of course you would have to sacrifice the gorgeous green colour a little if you did that. Life is full of compromises, apparently.

cod fillet with a garlic herb parmesan crust.

This is, like all good recipes, super quick & simple to prepare, and tastes amazing! Throw the topping ingredients into a blender/mini-chopper/food processor, then spread the resulting goo over your cod fillets before baking for 20 minutes. Then serve. It’s that easy!

I made four cod fillets, and we shared them between four adults and a child. I probably should have done five…

Moist, flaky cod fillet baked under a delicious topping of herbs, garlic and parmesan cheese. Easy, quick & gorgeous - a real dinner winner!

Moist, flaky cod fillet baked under a delicious topping of herbs, garlic and parmesan cheese. Easy, quick & gorgeous - a real dinner winner! Delicious!

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Cod with a garlic, herb & parmesan crust

Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Keyword cheese, fish, garlic, herbs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 315kcal
Author Helen

Ingredients

  • 4 chunky cod fillets (approx. 750g/26.5oz total weight)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 50 g grated parmesan (½ cup)
  • 10-15 g chopped fresh parsley (approx. 2-3 tbsp)
  • 5 g chopped fresh chives (approx. 2 tbsp)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly brush with oil.
  • Pat dry the cod fillets and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Put the remaining ingredients into a blender or mini-chopper and pulse several times to give a chunky paste. Divide this between the pieces of fish and spread it over.
  • Bake at 180°C (350°F) for around 20 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the topping is browning.
  • Serve!

Notes

The fish can be prepared and spread with the topping in advance, then refrigerated for up to an hour before baking.
Approx. per serving: 315 calories, 24g fat, 22g protein, 2g carbs

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cod fillet with a garlic herb parmesan crust.

9 Comments:

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  2. Errrr YUM! I love crusted cod so this recipe is right up my street 🙂 care to share?

  3. Mmm love the sound of this recipe! I’m a big fan of fish and I bet this dish tastes amazing!

  4. A friend made something similar for me when I went to South Africa and it was sooooooo good.

  5. Sorry to lower the tone, but “green garlicky, herby, cheesy crust” sounds like porn to a foodie 😀 #Drool
    Great recipe, am pinning for next time I draw a blank in the kitchen.
    Janie x

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