First off, let me just say – YUM. I’m ecstatic with how this little creation of mine turned out. When I was planning my meals for this week, I really wanted to try something new. Usually when I make fish, it’s baked or grilled with nothing but some salt and pepper and then topped with a fruit salsa (if anything) and served with some steamed green beans. Not that I don’t love it done that way, I just wanted something new. And here we are – crunchy panko crusted cod with the rich Italian flavor that bruschetta brings to the table.
This is my first time trying broccolini too – and it’s awesome! It’s more delicate and less bitter than regular broccoli, so it pairs well with fish. Add in the bruschetta and it’s a winner – the balsamic in there complements the slight sweetness of the broccolini really well. I just roasted mine with some garlic and onion powder and spritzed with olive oil – 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes on a baking sheet loosely covered with foil.
Mmm, look at that parmesan 🙂 Oh and if you don’t have a silicone baking mat yet, go get one. Seriously, they’re worth it – non-stick without the mess of a spray, dishwasher safe (mine is anyways), and helps food bake evenly. Here you go.
Check out the end of the post for my weekly meal prep ideas!
- 4 cod fillets, (4 oz each)
- 1/2 cup Ian’s whole wheat panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Splash of milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- Place egg in a shallow bowl or plate and add a splash of milk. In another shallow bowl or plate, combine panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and parsley.
- Dredge cod fillets in egg, then the panko mix until well coated. Place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until cooked through and fish flakes easily. Then broil for a few minutes to brown the bread crumbs, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn.
- Serve fish with bruschetta and broccolini.
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-panko parmesan crusted cod with bruschetta and broccolini
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