Thursday, February 17, 2011

Breaded Baked Fish AKA Denise's Mother's Baked Fish

My childhood friend Denise (Ellen's friend too!), who by the way, we are still good friends with, gave us this recipe when we were in our 20's and it has been a big hit ever since. This came from her mother. My whole family makes this recipe. It is very easy. I think I like it so much because the bread crumb mixture reminds me of the topping to baked clams. Any flaky whitefish would be good with this recipe: fluke, flounder, tilapia, cod, etc. Salmon probably would be good as well.


4 Fresh fish fillets
1 1/2 cups flavored bread crumbs
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 whole lemon juiced (reserve some to squeeze on top of fish)
salt and pepper


Make a mixture of the flavored bread crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, lemon juice, and oil. With the oil, just add enough to make it stick together. The mixture should be the same consistency as a home made graham cracker pie crust.

Spray the bottom of a casserole pan with non stick spray. Place fish down in a single layer. Season fish lightly w/ salt and pepper and lemon juice..

Top w/ crumb mixture, pat down and cover fish totally (you shouldn't be able to see the fish underneath) with a thin layer. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

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