Baked Lemon Panko Fish

Friday, September 28, 2012
Baked Lemon Panko Fish is a delicately mild white baked lemony panko-crusted topped fish and super easy to make.

Although you can use just about any kind of fish we prefer haddock, seabass, or any firm fish for this recipe.

The lemon butter-crusted topping is so delicious, and what makes the flavors unforgettable.

If you love seafood you may also like to try our Baked Lemon Dill Chilean Sea Bass

Of course, it's usually only on high-end seafood restaurants, so if you're a seafood lover do give it a try and maybe you will fall in love with the flavor as we did.

Scroll down and print off the recipe to give it a try.


baked white fish with a crusted butter breadcrumb and lemon topping





Firm Fish



Since this recipe can be air fried, pan-fried, or baked, we give some suggestions on which fish work well and hold up the best.


A fresh catch is always best, but when purchasing and using a frozen brand, we always thaw the firm blot dry before we begin to cook it.


We find the haddock, cod, snook, redfish and heartier fleshy fish works best.


Seasonal fresh fish markets or online is always the best choice and make sure it has a nice fresh smell and not a strong fishy smell.


fried panko coated fish filets


Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Cod or choose another firm fish
  • butter
  • lemon zest and juice
  • salt, pepper, cayenne
  • granulated garlic powder
  • minced garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • Pecorino Romano cheese
  • egg whites
  • panko breadcrumbs

grated lemon for fish


Other Tips and Suggestions

  1. for seafood allergies use chicken or turkey breast
  2. other fish to use: Chilean Sea Bass, Haddock, Tilapia, Halibut, Snook, Redfish Snapper
  3. use only fresh lemon zest and juice
  4. frying: Heat the oil in a pan on the stovetop. Fish must be dipped in egg and breadcrumb on both sides omitting the butter in the mixture. Fry fish in hot oil flipping once for around 4 minutes on each side depending on the thickness.
  5. air-fry: preheat the fryer to 400 degrees. Spray the basket with cooking oil. Air fry the fish for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily


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Seafood Lovers!



This easy-baked lemon panko-crusted fish is a super fast and easy recipe sure to please your seafood lovers.


If you love a crunchy coating this is one of our family favorites and again very versatile since you can use this same coating on chicken or another meat if you are allergic to fish.


Remember to read our tips and suggestions, it's always advisable to read through the recipe before starting to cook!


Baked Lemon Panko Fish

Baked Lemon Panko Fish

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
This baked lemon panko topped fish is a seafood lover crunchy delight baked to perfection with a buttery lemony crust.

Ingredients

  • 4 fillets of firm cod, Mahi Mahi, or haddock work well
  • 3/4 cup Italian flavored panko bread crumb
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 beaten egg white with 3 tablespoons of water added to a pie plate
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 large cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 lemon zested (save the juice for garnish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
  • Garnish:
  • 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped Italian parsley or fresh dill weed
  • 3 tablespoons of the juice saved

Instructions

  1. Prepare a parchment-lined cookie sheet with a little olive oil or butter flavored cooking oil spray (or brush the baking sheet just with olive oil if you don't have parchment paper.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place fillets on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. In the meantime mix the bread crumbs, seasonings, cheese, and remaining ingredients (except for lemon juice) in a bowl with softened butter.
  5. Beat the egg white in another pie plate with 3 tablespoons of water then dip the filet in egg whites and lay it down into the buttered cookie sheet.
  6. Spoon the breadcrumb mixture on the top of the fish.
  7. Bake on a 400-degree hot oven till browned and fish flakes easily around 25 minutes.
  8. Drizzle the top with freshly squeezed lemon juice and garnish with parsley.

Notes

Other Tips and Suggestions

  1. for seafood allergies use chicken or turkey breast
  2. other fish to use: Chilean Sea Bass, Haddock, Tilapia, Halibut, Snook, Redfish Snapper
  3. use only fresh lemon zest and juice
  4. make sure the fish is blotted dry if frozen and thawed
  5. check the fish to make sure it's not slimy and not a strong fish odor for freshness
  6. frying: Heat the oil in a pan on the stovetop. Fish must be dipped in egg and breadcrumb on both sides omitting the butter in the mixture. Fry fish in hot oil flipping once for around 4 minutes on each side depending on the thickness.
  7. air-fry: preheat the fryer to 400 degrees. Spray the basket with cooking oil. Air fry the fish for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily


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16 comments

  1. it looks very appetizing with the crispy crust :) Bye, have a great we

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  2. Looking so beautiful and Yummy I wanna try to make this at home with my sis From Crazzy trends

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  3. Çok güzel,çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.

    Saygılar..

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  4. I love that it is baked in the oven as well.

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  5. That sounds delicious. Bet the fish was nice and moist too!

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  6. Lime butter - hmm, great flavor! Subtle and wonderful.

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  7. Mmm, love fish! Great flavors!

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  8. Dear Claudia, I find that oven fried is often just as delicious as fried. Looks wonderful. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  9. I'm sold on this fabulous crunchy, and with full vibrant, spicy flavor, and the lime butter just is so creative, and I'm totally craving this amazing baked/fried fish...Yumm!

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  10. Incredible looking..my husband would be drooling! He loves baked fish!

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  11. Love how flexible this recipe is for any fish - delicious and easy!

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  12. My kids were complaining about wanting fish sticks, and I defintiely did NOT want them. So I made these! They're breaded and delicious, and they look sort of like fish sticks. Needless to say, dinner was a hit.

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  13. I love using panko crumbs in recipes. This fish looks crispy and delicious. Just in time for #FishFriday dinner.

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  14. I love anything with panko, so this looks amazing to me.

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  15. Lovely idea. We eat fish every Friday. I'm saving this recipe to give it a try.

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