Herb Crusted Cod
Delicious cod topped with a crisp crust of breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs – great if you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
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Fish is super low in calories but packs a protein punch to keep you feeling fuller for longer which makes it the ideal choice for those on a slimming journey.
We’ve topped our cod steaks with some low fat cream cheese to help make it taste really indulgent without adding loads of unnecessary calories or Points. The crispy crust is full of tasty herbs and garlic which adds a nice little pop of flavour and complements the cheese and fish perfectly.
Our Herb Crusted Cod is a fantastic summer dish and a great alternative to a meat dish. Serve with some steamed vegetables or some fluffy rice for a light dinner that’s quick and easy to make but looks delicious on a plate!
What diets is this Herb Crusted Cod suitable for?
This recipe can be made suitable for gluten free diets by using gluten free bread, or gluten free breadcrumbs.
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Herb Crusted Cod?
You don’t need anything special to make this dish and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards already!
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How many calories are in this Herb Crusted Cod?
There are 234 calories per portion in this Herb Crusted Cod, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
This Herb Crusted Cod is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease an ovenproof dish with low calorie cooking spray.
Make the bread into breadcrumbs using a food processor or a coarse grater.
Place all the herb crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Place the fish into the ovenproof dish and spread the cream cheese over the top of each piece. Season well with salt and pepper.
Spoon the herb crust mixture over each piece of fish, pressing it down lightly.
Place uncovered in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes, until the fish is cooked through. The fish should flake in the middle when it is cooked.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
What could I serve with this Herb Crusted Cod?
You could really serve this Herb Crusted Cod with pretty much any accompaniment that you want. We think it works especially well with any of the following:
How do you know when this Herb Crusted Cod is cooked?
You’ll need to bake your Herb Crusted Cod until the crust is golden and the fish is cooked through – about 25 – 30 minutes.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep this Herb Crusted Cod in the fridge?
This dish needs to be eaten straight away as it doesn’t keep well.
Can I freeze this Herb Crusted Cod?
No, this recipe is not suitable for freezing.
How do I reheat this Herb Crusted Cod?
We don’t recommend reheating this dish as it’s best served freshly made.
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Herb Crusted Cod
Delicious cod topped with a crisp crust of breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs - great if you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
- KCals 234
- Carbs 7.5G
- Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC. Grease an ovenproof dish with low calorie cooking spray.
- Make the bread into breadcrumbs using a food processor or a coarse grater.
- Place all the herb crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Place the fish into the ovenproof dish and spread the cream cheese over the top of each piece. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Spoon the herb crust mixture over each piece of fish, pressing it down lightly.
- Place uncovered in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, until the fish is cooked through. The fish should flake in the middle when it is cooked.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
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Chris BiggsTuesday 30th March 2021
Made this tonight and it was great!
Would it be possible to freeze the crumb separately to use as and when i decide to make it again
HollyWednesday 31st March 2021
Hi Chris, yes the crumb topping would be fine to freeze for next time!
DawnWednesday 10th February 2021
Could I use frozen cod fillets for this recipe?
HollyWednesday 10th February 2021
Hi Dawn, yes frozen cod fillets will work fine for this recipe, hope that helps!
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