I love to cook (obviously…I just get excited)! I especially like to keep some meals on hand that are not only delicious but contain lean protein and veggies for the majority of my food consumption. If the meal is light AND mouthwatering, that is a big bonus. I make a conscious effort to eat more fish. I really enjoy fish, but sometimes that is not the cut of meat that comes to mind first when I plan a meal. A fish that is light but meaty and easy to find is cod. I made a fantastic cod with broccolini for dinner. We had this with some wine and were happy as clams. This recipe is easy enough for everyday dinners or make it as a meal that will impress guests (be sure to dirty up your apron and sprinkle some flour on your face so it looks like you worked real hard). Enjoy!

Breaded Baked Cod with Sauteed Broccolini
Serves 2
An easy way to prepare fish with a colorful veggie side!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
For the Cod
  1. 2 cod filets
  2. 2 T. butter
  3. 1 lemon, juiced
  4. 1/2 C. flour (I used coconut flour and it turned out great!)
  5. Salt, pepper, and parsley to tasted (optional)
For the Broccolini
  1. 1 package fresh broccolini
  2. 2 T. olive oil
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. Goat cheese (optional)
  5. Sliced almonds (optional)
For the fish
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Starting with fish, this can be fresh or frozen (I prefer fresh), pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Spray a glass pan with cooking spray or drizzle with some olive oil.
  4. Melt butter, stir in the lemon juice and baste the fish filets with this mixture.
  5. Put the flour in a separate dish and add salt and pepper.
  6. Dredge the fish filets in the flour and shake off all excess flour.
  7. Place fish filets in the pan and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes, until fish flakes easily (if frozen, bake for about 25 minutes).
For the broccolini
  1. While your fish is in the oven, bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, rinse your broccolini and cut about an inch off the bottom of the stems.
  3. Once water has come to a boil, put broccolini in the water and boil for only 2 minutes.
  4. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water to bring out the color and to stop the cooking process.
  5. Shake excess water out of the broccolini and heat the olive oil in a saute pan on medium high heat.
  6. Transfer broccolini to the saute pan and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. I like to crumble goat cheese on top and sprinkle with sliced toasted almonds.
  8. Serve on the side of the cod with a lemon wedge as a garnish.
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