Easy Italian Herb Crusted Cod Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2


  • 2 fresh cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 ounces polenta
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zest grated, then sliced into 6
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
How to cook Easy Italian Herb Crusted Cod:
  • In a shallow bowl, mix together the polenta, lemon zest, garlic and herbs, then season well. Pour the beaten egg into a shallow bowl, dip the fish in the egg and then into the polenta mixture, pressing it well onto the cod fillets.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and, when hot, reduce the heat to medium and add the cod fillets. Cook for 5-6 minutes each side until the polenta crust is golden and the fish is cooked through. Remove the fried cod fillets and add the lemon slices cook for 30 seconds on each side until the edges catch slightly.
  • Serve the fried cod fillets with the lemon slices, accompanied by French fries or potato chips.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

The Easy Italian Herb Crusted Cod is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.


Add different fresh herbs, such as basil, chives or rosemary.

This recipe for Easy Italian Herb Crusted Cod serves/makes: 2

The Easy Italian Herb Crusted Cod recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Cod (more Cod recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Italian (more Italian recipes)

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