Cracker Crusted Baked Cod.

Fresh wild Atlantic cod topped with a butter cracker, dill and lemon crust and baked until the fish is flaky and the crust is golden brown.  This is an easy, quick and simple dinner that the whole family will love – perfect for busy back-to-school evenings … because we could all use a few extra minutes in our evenings not spent preparing a complicated dinner.

A piece of baked cod with a fork on a small white plate

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Now that the weather is cooling down a bit and we can comfortably turn on the oven without sweating, it’s time to start baking and roasting all-the-things again. Not surprisingly, I am most excited about getting back into making easy baked fish recipes (especially salmon and cod) and seafood sheet pan meals.  With some pumpkin bread and apple crisps thrown in too, for good measure and balance ;).

What are you most excited about baking or roasting this fall?

This baked cod recipe is one of our favorite cooler weather dishes. It has an irresistible crust, cooks in about 10 minutes and has a very basic ingredient list. The only thing you may not have on hand already in your kitchen is fresh dill. I think we are all in need of quick and delicious dinner ideas during this uncertain back-to-school season – dinner (especially now) should be fuss-free and as simple as possible.

An image of baked cod in a casserole dish

What’s so great about cod?

Cod is a lean, mild flavored, flaky white fish that’s a great starter fish for those who may not be fish fans already. It’s versatile and takes on any flavors you pair with it. Today, I’m using fresh wild Atlantic cod from FultonFishMarket.com, which only sells fresh, never frozen, sustainable cod.

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What does cod taste like?

Cod is mild and sweet in flavor. Other white fish that are similar to cod include: haddock, hake and pollock.

Is cod fish healthy?

Yes! Cod is rich in lean protein and provides Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, phosphorous, Vitamin D, selenium and a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

Where can I buy this cod? 

You can order wild Atlantic cod directly from FultonFishMarket.com for arrival any day you choose. They offer a fresh cod stock up bundle which is great for cooking some now and freezing the rest for quick, health meals anytime. There’s free nationwide delivery on all orders over $99, and depending on the delivery option chosen, you can receive your order in as little as 24-48 hours. FultonFishMarket.com is located inside New York’s legendary Fulton Fish Market.

Where does this cod come from?

Wild Atlantic cod is found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In the Northwest Atlantic, cod range from Greenland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. In U.S. waters, cod is most common on Georges Bank and the western Gulf of Maine. Atlantic cod is highly regulated so Fulton Fish Market only sells it when it’s in-season and available. Currently, the cod from Fulton Fish Market is coming from Massachusetts.

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Here’s how to make this Cracker Crusted Baked Cod:

Cracker Crusted Baked Cod

Fresh wild Atlantic cod topped with a butter cracker, dill and lemon crust and baked until the fish is flaky and the crust is golden brown.  This is an easy, quick and simple dinner that the whole family will love –perfect for busy back-to-school evenings … because we could all use a few extra minutes in our evenings not spent preparing a complicated dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cracked Crusted Baked Cod
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cod fish, cut into 4 portions
  • 20 butter crackers (we used Ritz) crushed (they easily crush by hand)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill divided
  • 1 lemon, zested and sliced into wedges you'll use the wedges for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425. Prepare a baking sheet (or baking dish, if preferred) with tin foil (or parchment paper).
  • Pat cod very dry with paper towels. 
  • Add crushed crackers, butter, 1 tablespoon dill, zest of lemon, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper to a medium bowl. Combine well. 
  • Place cod onto baking sheet. Top fish with cracker topping. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork and is opaque throughout. Remove from oven. 
  • Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon fresh dill. Serve with lemon wedges, roasted veggies and fresh dinner rolls. 

 

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About FultonFishMarket.com.

FultonFishMarket.com is home to the world’s largest assortment of fresh seafood online, direct from New York’s legendary Fulton Fish Market, the second biggest fish market in the world after Tokyo. From wild tuna and salmon to scallops, shrimp, lobster, oysters, clams, crab and caviar, they offer pretty much every seafood you could ever dream of. Every morning, the Fulton Fish Market experts select the freshest seafood – with no middlemen and no warehouses. Seafood is then carefully packaged up with plenty of ice packs to keep your seafood fresh and delivered fast nationwide on the date you select. It truly is dock to door delivered. Get free shipping on all orders over $99.

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