As a food blogger, I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting recipes to share with my readers. On my recent culinary adventure to Britain, I stumbled upon a delightful dish that had me hooked at first bite – the Cod Munch Crunch. This easy cod recipe is a testament to the simplicity and elegance of British cuisine, offering a unique blend of flavors and textures that make it an enjoyable midday treat.
The Cod Munch Crunch recipe serves two people, making it perfect for an intimate lunch or dinner. It’s important to note that this dish contains dairy and gluten, so those with specific dietary restrictions or health conditions should consider this before diving in.
The ingredients for this British cod recipe are simple yet flavorful. We have two fillets of succulent cod, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper then pan-seared in olive oil for that perfect golden crust. The star of the show is the crunchy topping made from panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese – a delightful textural contrast to the tender fish beneath. Fresh parsley adds a hint of freshness while minced garlic provides a punch of flavor. The zest and juice of one lemon bring a tangy brightness that cuts through the richness of the fish and cheese, while melted butter ties everything together beautifully.
To make your own Cod Munch Crunch, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Season both sides of your cod fillets with salt and pepper before placing them on a lined baking tray. In a large bowl, combine your panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, minced garlic, and lemon zest – this will be your crunchy topping! In another bowl mix together lemon juice and melted butter then brush this mixture onto both sides of each cod fillet ensuring all areas are covered but not soaked. Spoon over each fillet with breadcrumb mixture ensuring all areas are covered but not overloaded. Drizzle each fillet with olive oil before baking for about 12-15 minutes or until the fish is flaky when tested with a fork. Once cooked, let the cod rest for a few minutes before serving to allow juices to redistribute.
There you have it – your very own Cod Munch Crunch! This baked cod recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious, offering a unique blend of flavors and textures that will surely impress your guests. Whether you’re looking for quick and easy British recipes or seafood dinner ideas, this dish is a must-try. So why wait? Get cooking and savor the delightful taste of British cuisine right in your own kitchen!