Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs

This family recipe is an easy, gluten-free fish dinner that everyone will love! Light, flaky white fish with the the most delicious lemony herbed breadcrumb topping, paired with roasted potatoes and roasted tomatoes. Plus the entire dish is ready in 30-40 minutes!

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Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs

Simple, Flavorful and Delicious!

Summer 2020: This dish is never better than in the Summer!

We always included it as part of our dinner plan when we rent a house on the Jersey shore with family.

It’s easy, a crowd-pleaser and super fresh with local fish.

Enjoy!

Update April 2020: 5 1/2 weeks in to “staying at home” and I finally found some great local stores, including one with an amazing fish market, that do online ordering & curbside pick up. So we had this baked fish and some baked fries for dinner last night, and it was such a nice change of pace!

By chance, my sister-in-law and a friend both made it for their family’s this weekend too and to rave reviews!

They each served it with their family’s favorite veggies and potatoes but everyone agreed the baked fish and the lemony herbed breadcrumb topping was amazing! And this dish will become a regular in all our “stay at home” existence because it is so simple!

Hope you love it too!

Original post…

I am finally sharing my husband’s “famous” Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs!

If you’ve followed me awhile on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this before on Instagram Stories. My husband is quite “famous” in extended family for making this fish dish.  He makes it when we vacation together “down the shore” (where are my NJ friends?) and he made it this year for Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes.

It is a dish that everyone loves, even people who swear they don’t like fish!

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It’s based on a recipe his mom makes but being a true Italian of her generation, there is no recipe — it’s just a little of this and a handful of that… so my husband has graciously made this time and time again, measuring as he goes so that we can share it with you!

I’m certain it will be become a staple in your house too!

If you’re not familiar with it this, let me catch you up!

It’s a simple, quick, easy and delicious way to prepare and enjoy fish!

It’s just a white fish like flounder or sole, topped with a Lemon Herbed Breadcrumb mixture and baked for 15-20 minutes.  That’s it!

And it’s super delicious and a fan favorite!

Here we made it while on vacation for 10 people and had to use the grill because we didn’t have oven space!

So let’s make it!

All you’ll need is fresh flounder or sole or your favorite light fish, gluten-free Italian breadcrumbs (we used Aleia’s – Amazon Affiliate link), olive oil, 1 garlic clove, salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice and lots of fresh parsley!

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As for the fish, we make this we a light, flaky white fish like a flounder or sole. It tends to be the most widely appealing fish as it’s not thick or fishy.

Pro tip: ask your fish market for what’s fresh, I am by no means a fish expert but have learned that if you ask your fish market, they will tell you what’s the best at the moment!

Start by making the breadcrumbs.

Using your hands mix all the ingredients together until really well combined. My husband likes to mix the breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and 1/2 the parsley first. Then mix in the lemon juice and additional parsley.  There is no right way to do it, but he finds this the easiest to mix.

You’re looking for a texture that is moist but not overly wet.

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Top with the Lemony Herbed Breadcrumb mix and bake for 17-20 minutes!

That’s it! The entire dish is ready in 30 minutes!

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To complete the dinner, we generally serve it with some kind of potato (here we roasted them) and vegetable (usually corn on the cob in the Summer but here I made roasted tomatoes which were juicy and delish!).

The potatoes are a staple in our house.  Sometimes we cut them in cubes like this, other times we slice them thin like fries. Either way it is simple a whole potato, cut or sliced, tossed with olive oil, sprinkled with kosher salt and baked for 30 minutes.

Perfect every time!

For the tomatoes, here I simply sliced them in half, drizzled with olive oil and kosher salt and roasted for about 15 minutes until nice and juicy!

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The entire plate takes 30-40 minutes in total if you can bake the fish at the same time as the potoates and tomatoes as we did and it is delish!

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Should I share more fish recipes? I have a few more family favorites I could make for you… let me know.

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try!

Recipe

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Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs
 
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This family recipe is an easy, gluten-free fish dinner that everyone will love! Light, flaky white fish with the the most delicious lemony herbed breadcrumb topping. Paired with roasted potatoes and roasted tomatoes, the entire dish is ready in 30-40 minutes and is delicious! Pro tip: you can make the breadcrumbs 1- 2 days ahead, and you can assemble the fish with the breadcrumb topping several hours ahead and just bake when ready to serve.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 1½ cups Italian bread crumbs (we used Aleias - amazon affiliate link)
  • ½ cup olive oil + extra for the pan
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • juice one lemon (approximately 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 bunch curly parsley (approx 1½ cups lightly packed)
  • 1.5 - 2 lbs fresh fish like flounder or sole
Roasted potatoes
  • 4 Idaho or Russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-2 in pieces, skin left on
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
Roasted Tomatoes
  • 6-10 tomatoes, depending on size, halved
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh parsley
Instructions
Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and generously oil baking pan/ pans (depending on the size of the fish and your pans you may need more than one pan.)
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs: Using your hands mix all the ingredients together until really well combined. There is no right way to do this but we like to mix the breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and ½ the parsley first. Then mix in the lemon juice and additional parsley. You want the breadcrumb topping to be moist but not overly wet. Feel free to add in a touch more olive oil as needed.
  3. Breadcrumbs can be made 1-2 days ahead and left in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
  4. Lay the fish smooth side down in a prepared pan (ie generously oiled with olive oil).
  5. Top with the breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the breadcrumb mix is golden and the fish white, flaky and cooked through. The time varies based on the thickness of the fish.
Roasted Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss cut potatoes with olive oil (enough to coat) and lay in an single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and golden.
Roasted Tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place tomato halves on the baking sheet cut side up, drizzle each tomato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until bubbling and blistering.

 

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7 thoughts on “Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs

  1. I made this for Sunday dinner last night and it was quite a hit with the family. It is one of the best baked fish dishes we have ever had–we used flounder. It had so much flavor, and just the right amount of lemon and spices. The tomatoes were a great addition. We will be making this again soon.

  2. KUDOS Peter (and Karen)! I made this fish for dinner for my family who are all foodies and discriminating critics. The whole family loved it! I also did the roasted potatoes and a side of baby bok choy. Next time, I might pair it with brown rice and will probably follow Karen’s lead and do the roasted tomatoes which I think would add nice color (since the fish already has the green from the parsley) and a flavor that would compliment the fish. It was also a super easy clean up job. I broiled both the potatoes and fish for 1 minute to get those breadcrumbs and potatoes nice and brown! LOVED IT! Can’t wait to try more recipes!!

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