Parmesan-crusted Cod

There are few things in life better than a flaky, cheesy crust.

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Sometimes you just need to satisfy that craving with a little bit of cheese—if it’s baked on this cod and not deep-fried, there’s no harm in it.

This recipe doesn’t take a lot, but it packs enough flavor (without wrecking your diet) to warrant your time. Just pop it in the oven and watch that cheese melt.

Recipe and photo courtesy Kim Lee at Kim’s Cravings.

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Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cod filets (about 6 oz. each)
  • Lemon, cut into wedges

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

In a shallow bowl, mix together the Parmesan, paprika, parsley, and salt. Drizzle the cod with olive oil (rubbing it into the front and back of filet), then dredge in the cheese mixture, pressing it in lightly with your fingers. Transfer to the baking sheet. Top cod with any leftover cheese mixture.

Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10-15 minutes. Serve with the lemon slices.