(Culinary.net) During the spring months, fish can be a popular food for at-home meals. It’s a perfect nutritious option during Lent, and it’s flaky and delicious for seafood lovers and families of all kinds throughout the year.  

This Cheesy Basil Cod has a light crust and a glistening center, which creates a delicious bite of texture. Serve it with rice and vegetables to complete a better-for-you dinner that’s packed with nutrients as well as flavor.

This recipe, rich with cheese and seafood delight, serves four but is easy to double for a larger crowd. It requires just a few kitchen utensils and bakes for less than 15 minutes for a quick meal that’s easy to clean up.

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Cheesy Basil Cod

Recipe adapted from Laurenslatest.com

Servings: 4

  • 3 cod fillets (12 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • rice, for serving (optional)
  • steamed vegetables, for serving (optional)

Cooking:

  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place fish fillets on baking sheet and set aside.
  • In small bowl, stir mayonnaise with cheese, parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Spread evenly over fillets. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until fish starts looking flaky.
  • Switch oven to broil and brown tops of fish until lightly golden. Remove from oven; cool 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice and fresh steamed vegetables, if desired.

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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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