Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

This 30-minute seafood dinner recipe is made with white fish topped with a garlicky, parmesan panko topping then broiled until light, flaky and crispy.

whitefish on a plate

Whenever I go out to eat, I tend to order seafood. Anyone else? I’m not sure why, but since I make so much chicken at home, I love treating myself to seafood in restaurants.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

What’s crazy about this is that making seafood at home couldn’t be easier or FASTER! In fact, most seafood cooks in 10-20 minutes, max.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

This panko-crusted white fish recipe was inspired by a recent visit to Northern Michigan where lake whitefish is readily available.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

What is the difference between lake whitefish and white fish?

Lake whitefish are a cool, fresh water fish that is a member of the trout/salmon family. It is found commonly in the great lakes and small inland lakes throughout Michigan. Alternatively, whitefish or white fish is a fisheries term for several species of demersal fish with fins, particularly Atlantic cod, whiting, haddock, hake, pollock, and others. Whitefish is also the name of several species of Atlantic freshwater fish.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

For this particular recipe, any white fish works but I used wild caught cod because my husband loves it and it was on sale. You can also use frozen fish.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish


The secret to this delicious fish recipe is a panko crust made with butter, lemon zest, garlic, and parmesan. For a little kick of heat, I highly recommend adding a pinch of cayenne.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

The butter keeps the lean fish moist while baking and adds incredible flavor which pairs perfectly with the bright lemon zest, garlic and parmesan.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

Can this dish be made in advance?

No, I wouldn’t recommend it. However, if you do wish to enjoy it later in the week I suggest reheating it in the oven.

Can I use frozen fish?

Absolutely! Fresh or frozen fish both work well.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

For a bit of freshness, I love sprinkling it with lemon juice and minced herbs such as parsley right before serving.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

Your fork is waiting.

Parmesan Crusted Baked White Fish

Parmesan Crusted White Fish

Liz Della Croce

This 15-minute dinner recipe is made with white fish topped with garlic, parmesan panko topping then broiled until light, flaky and crispy.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Course Dinner, Entree

Cuisine American

Servings 4

Calories 244 kcal

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and line baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray and place fish fillets on top.

  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together all remaining ingredients except the lemon juice (panko through cayenne.) Gently press mixture on top of the fish filets then bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drizzle fish with lemon juice before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1filetCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 30gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 909mgPotassium: 615mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 408IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 1mg

Keyword baked whitefish, fish, seafood

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