Whenever I have a hankering for fish I often land on cod. Cod fillets have a wonderful white color and a nice texrture. I wouldn’t call it firm but nice nonetheless. When I think of a preparation, I go to my fresh puttanesca sauce as the fish is so mild. And, this time, I wanted to add some texture and more flavor, so I added an herbed bread crumb topping. It was delicious!

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  • Course Dinner
  • Cuisine Inspired
  • Keyword 30 Minute Meal, All-Seasons, Casual Dinner Party, Cooking for one, Delicious, Diet Friendly, Easypeasy for One, Flavor, Two-for-Recipe, Week Night Dinner
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 10 minutes 10 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 10 minutes 10 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty
Cod Fillets
  • 1-1/2 lb cod fillet
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tspn kosher salt
  • 1 tspn black pepper freshly ground
Crumb Topping
  • 3-4 slices day old baguette
  • 1 sprig rosemary leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2-3 tbspn olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
Servings: people
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  2. Pre heat oven to broil.
  3. Place cod fillets in an oven proof dish, drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Season both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Cut 3-4 slices from a day old baguette and add to a food processor. Add the leaves from one sprig of rosemary, the leaves from 2-3 sprigs of thyme, freshly ground black pepper, Kosher salt and 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Pulse until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  6. Place cod fillets on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove cod from the oven and spread fresh puttanesca sauce over the top of the cod fillets.
  8. Add a generous layer of bread crumbs on top and return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until the bread crumbs turn a golden color.

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