Panko Crusted Cod (baked cod with panko topping)

Here are the ingredients you need to make this easy cod recipe: -cod fillets -panko breadcrumbs -lemon -mayonnaise -butter -seasonings (salt & pepper, garlic powder, paprika)

Step 1: Mix together the melted butter, lemon zest, and panko breadcrumbs, plus half of the seasonings (paprika, salt and pepper, garlic powder).

Here's how to make the panko crusted cod:

Step 2: Mix together mayo and lemon juice.

Step 3: Pat the cod fillets dry with a clean paper towel.

Step 4: Season the cod fillets with the remaining seasonings (paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper).

Step 5: Brush the seasoned cod with the lemon-mayo mixture.

Step 6: Pat on the buttery seasoned panko. Be sure to cover the tops and sides of the fish completely!

Step 7: Place the panko crusted cod onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 8: Bake the panko crusted cod in a preheated 425° F oven for 10 - 15 min, or until the cod reaches an internal temp of 145° F.

RECIPE TIPS: -don't pat the panko on too hard! Looser crumbs will crisp up more in the oven. -you can easily melt the butter in the microwave, just 15 - 20 seconds on high. -a Microplane is a great tool to finely zest the lemon!