Cod with lemon & parsley crust & summer greens

Cod with lemon & parsley crust & summer greens

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal317
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 1 thick slice stale bread, crusts removed
  • large bunch parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • zest and juice from 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 cod fillets, about 175g/6oz each



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • 260g pack prepared veg, such as pea & runner beans or a pea, leek & spinach medley



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Tear the bread into pieces and put in a food processor with the parsley and lemon zest. Blitz to make rough crumbs.

  2. Lightly oil a shallow baking dish, then add the cod in one layer. Lightly brush the fish with oil, then press on the crumbs. Bake for 10-12 mins. Meanwhile, steam the vegetables until just tender, then toss in the remaining oil, mustard and lemon juice. Serve alongside the fish.

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Brian 44
24th Jul, 2018
Added crushed garlic to breadcrumbs following other comments. It turned out nice enough if you want something quick a tasty.
23rd Feb, 2015
Just had this meal it was lovely put didn't use oil used fry light as it keeps the fat down also had steamed carrots mangetout baby corn really tasty will be making it again loved it Thankyou another great recipe ..Julie Sanderson
2nd Nov, 2012
Easy very fast and very delicious!!! I have added only salt & peper on the fish;)
7th Aug, 2012
I followed the recipe for the fish and had it with broccoli, green beans and peas. It was ok, more interesting than having the fish on its own but I still found it rather bland. Think adding garlic would improve it
7th Jun, 2012
Very simple and delicious fresh taste.
10th Oct, 2011
Had the cod with spinach, leek and peas. I just left out a slice of bread overnight which made it hard enough to break into crumbs with a cheese grater :-D Anyway, it was fantastic with the crushed potatoes that had been flavoured with a hint of mustard.
17th Sep, 2011
Exellent fish recipe! inbsted of lemon I used lime. It was beautifully moist and fluffy. Will do it again and again;)
8th Jul, 2011
Whatever you do - don't use Tilapia! It is a 'trash' fish that is filled with the bad kind of Omegas -- Omega 6. Look it up:
10th Apr, 2011
This was really easy and tasty, but made far too many crumbs for the topping. I steamed peas, green beans and spinach to serve and follows the suggestion for the potato side dish - yummy!
3rd Apr, 2011
I thought this was nice and very quick and easy to make. I agree with Terri and may try with some philli next time.


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