Herb-Crusted True Cod


  • 4 (6 oz.) true cod fillets, skinned
  • Vegetable oil for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and lightly grease a shallow baking dish. Lay the cod in the dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, lemon zest and juice, and fresh herbs.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and mustard, season with salt and pepper, then spread evenly onto the cod.
  4. Top with the breadcrumb and herb mixture and bake for 18–20 minutes or until the crust appears golden and crunchy.