Baked Panko-Crusted Cod

blue circle foods baked panko crusted cod recipe
Baked Panko-Crusted Cod
The Spruce Eats recipe for Baked Panko-Crusted Cod has all the crispy flavor of fried fish with none of the grease. You can sub in any mild white fish, but we especially like it paired with our flaky Wild-Caught Cod Fillets. The flavorful crust is quick to throw together for a weeknight dinner. We love ours with a side of fresh baked fries or coleslaw for a traditional fish and chips style meal.
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5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 package Blue Circle Wild-Caught Cod
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup unseasoned panko breadcrumbs or gluten-free bread crumbs/crushed crackers
  • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or almond/coconut flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or Creole
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon
  • Optional: tartar sauce or remoulade sauce for serving


  • Defrost Cod Fillets.
  • Heat oven to 425 F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper, then spray with nonstick cooking spray or grease with oil.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the defrosted fish pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • In a wide bowl, combine the panko crumbs and the parsley.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the Cajun seasonings and mayonnaise.
  • Dip the fish fillets in the plain flour, coating each piece thoroughly.
  • Dip the flour-coated fillets in the egg mixture, then coat with the panko crumb mixture, pressing lightly to help crumbs adhere to the fish. Repeat with the remaining fillets.
  • Arrange the crumb-coated fish on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 16 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. The time in the oven depends on thickness, so adjust for very thin or very thick fish fillets.
  • Meanwhile, cut the lemon into four wedges.
  • Serve the baked fish fillets with the lemon wedges and tartar sauce or remoulade sauce

8 thoughts on “Baked Panko-Crusted Cod”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe exactly as written, except baked at 400F. It was delicious, and the panko coating was crunchy and perfect. I might put a little salt in the panko mix, and double the Cajun seasoning next time. The fresh parsley on the panko was a great touch.

  2. 5 stars
    This was super yummy and easy! Served it with a simple arugula salad and Brussel sprouts that I baked on the same sheet with the fish.
    I agree with the other reviewer – will definitely double the Cajun seasoning next time.

  3. 5 stars
    Make it all the time. I alternate between Cajun seasoning and Old Bay. I cook on the grill in the winter to keep the house smelling fresh the next day; 6 minutes per side on a piece of spray oiled foil. Serve with a nice mushroom and peas risotto.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this the first time on Good Friday. My hubby, who generally tolerates fish at best, not only lived it but went back for seconds. Perfect with rice pilaf and a green veggie or salad.


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