Oven Baked Fish with a Crispy Coating
Added by MK75 | Sun 25 Apr 2010 @ 12:18
Serves 4. An easy dish to make. Perfect for your Friday evening. I prefer to use frozen fish for this dish but fresh is obviously perfectly ok too. Takes about 40 mins to make.
0.5 kg frozen or fresh fish fillets (cod, pollock etc).
1 tsp salt.
1 lemon/2-3 tbsp lemon juice.
2-3 tbsp butter.
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped.
200ml crumbled white breadē
200ml chopped parsley.
100ml grated cheese.
salt and pepper.
(more) grated cheese for garnishing.
Turn your oven on to 225 degrees.
Leave the frozen fish fillets at room temperature for 10-15 mins until slightly soft. Alternatively, rinse the fresh fish under cold water. Then cut the fish into 2cm thick pieces.
Put the fish pieces in a row, slightly apart, in the middle of a baking tray. Add salt and squeeze the lemon juice over the fish. Loosely cover the tray with tin foil and bake in the oven for 15 mins.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan, add the garlic and stir while adding the bread, parsley and the grated cheese. You want to mix it well without burning the garlic so a medium heat is to recommend and make sure you keep stirring until you have a sticky mixture.
Take the fish out of the oven, and push the fish pieces together to form a \"bed\". Spread the breadmix evenly on top of the fish. Cut the tomatoes in halves and put three halves on each side of the \"fish bed\". Sprinkle some more grated cheese on the fish and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper and put the tray (without the foil) back in the oven for another 15 mins, or until the breadmix turns golden and crispy.
Serve with boiled potatoes and some lettuce. Make sure you pour some of the delicious \"gravy\" from the tray on your potatoes.