This easy cod recipe is full of flavor from a quick seasoning blend and a touch of lemon zest. The panko coating is adhered with a thin coating of lemony mayo, which helps add flavor and moisture to the fish.
I used Diamond Crystal kosher salt for this recipe, which has lighter and flakier crystals than regular table salt or Morton kosher salt. To substitute fine grain salt, use only 1/2 teaspoon in the recipe. To substitute Morton kosher salt, use a little more than 1/2 teaspoon (about 1/2 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon). Or, measure by weight, for any type of salt (3 g).
To quickly and easily melt the butter, you can microwave it in a microwave-safe bowl for 15 - 20 seconds on high. To catch any spatter, cover the top of the bowl with a paper towel.
If you don't have a pastry brush, you can spread the mayo mixture on the cod with the back of a spoon, but be sure to make a thin coating.
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