Backed cod with herb crust

Ingredients

  • 4 cod fillets
  • 100g (3½oz) breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Finely grated zest 1 small lemon
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 60g (2¼oz) butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, quartered, to serve

Preparations

    step 1

    Heat oven to 220°C (gas mark 7). Place the cod on a large greased baking tray and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    step 2

    Combine the breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon zest and herbs, and season well. Pour in the butter and mix with a large fork or your fingers, until combined. Cover the fillets with the crumbs, pressing down on each.

    step 3

    Transfer to the oven and roast for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Serve with a green salad.