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Cod Fillets with Herb Crust

This easy 30 minute cod recipe will transform your fish into a flavoursome supper dish with a crunchy topping of fresh herbs and grated lemon zest. You can serve with plenty of green vegetables and a green salad for a complete delicious healthy meal!

Recipe Tip: This dish works well with any meaty white fish fillets. Try with pollock, haddock, hake, halibut or snapper fillets!


Servings: 4

Preparation: 10 Minutes

Cooking: 20 Minutes


4 cod fillets
100g (3½oz) breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Finely grated zest 1 small lemon
1tbsp chopped fresh chives
1tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1tbsp chopped fresh basil
60g (2¼oz) butter, melted
1 lemon, quartered, to serve


1. Heat oven to 220°C (gas mark 7). Place the cod on a large greased baking tray and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2. Combine the breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon zest and herbs, and season well. Pour in the butter and mix with a large fork or your fingers, until combined. Cover the fillets with the crumbs, pressing down on each.

3. Transfer to the oven and roast for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Serve with a green salad.