This is a simple and excellent way to serve ling cod or other bottom fish. It makes a delicious meal served with rice pilaf and Caesar salad.

Renee
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve 3 tablespoons salt in 8 cups of water in a bowl and brine lingcod at room temperature for 30 minutes. Drain brine and rinse and dry cod; season 1 side with salt and pepper.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Cut lemon in half; zest 1 half and cut the other half into wedges.

  • Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cod; cook until fillets are golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Transfer fillets into a baking pan; squeeze zested half of lemon over cod.

  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, lemon pepper, and lemon zest in a bowl. Top fillets with bread crumb mixture. Cut remaining butter into pieces and dot top of fillets.

  • Bake fillets in the preheated oven until bread crumb mixture is golden brown and cod flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; 19.5 g total fat; 92 mg cholesterol; 4153 mg sodium. 21.8 g carbohydrates; 28.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Yummy! I had ling cod bellies and didn't brine it. Was a little stingy on butter, but sauteed the salted fillets in butter in cast iron pan skin side last so the meat side was up on the flip, then added the toppings except additional butter and cooked in the oven, leaving it in the cast iron pan (saved on dishes). Would make again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2017
This was an odd one, I had caught my own lingcod and wanted to try something different with it.. The frypan method with five minutes on each side cooked the cod through. When I tried to switch it to the baking pan for the oven portion the cod fell apart. Should have just done it in the oven by itself or even the pan on the stove. Didn't need both. It was bland as well, wouldn't make this recipe again. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Yummy! I had ling cod bellies and didn't brine it. Was a little stingy on butter, but sauteed the salted fillets in butter in cast iron pan skin side last so the meat side was up on the flip, then added the toppings except additional butter and cooked in the oven, leaving it in the cast iron pan (saved on dishes). Would make again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2017
This was an odd one, I had caught my own lingcod and wanted to try something different with it.. The frypan method with five minutes on each side cooked the cod through. When I tried to switch it to the baking pan for the oven portion the cod fell apart. Should have just done it in the oven by itself or even the pan on the stove. Didn't need both. It was bland as well, wouldn't make this recipe again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Yummy! I had ling cod bellies and didn't brine it. Was a little stingy on butter, but sauteed the salted fillets in butter in cast iron pan skin side last so the meat side was up on the flip, then added the toppings except additional butter and cooked in the oven, leaving it in the cast iron pan (saved on dishes). Would make again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2016
I didn't change anything. It was delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2016
Easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2020
I skipped frying the cod. I just put it in hot 450F oven. After 10 min I added crumbs and lowered the temperature to 400F. It was done in next 20 min. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2018
It was pretty good for something super quick. Next time I'd take the time to batter the fist though. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2017
I just finished eating this. It was good but to be honest I found it to be a bit bland. I feel 4 stars is generous but oh well:) served with green beans and mini golden potatoes. For cod I prefer the torsk recipe on this website. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
We were gifted fresh ling cod and I used this recipe. Absolutely delicious. Loved the crunchiness and flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2020
I didn’t have as much long cod, so I haven’t the recipe. Even then it was too much butter for the end part. Only used little bits to put on the fish. Also the topping part only ended up using 1/4 of the already I had used. My hubby and I both liked it. It’s a keeper, will do it again. Read More