Horseradish Crusted Fish

I don’t know about you, but if it doesn’t stop being gloomy and overcast (and creating a mud bath in the backyard for the dogs,) we’re moving to Arizona. It’s the end of May, and we’re still cooking cozy, warm dishes like soup and baked fish because it’s raining again, and cozy food cheers us up.

Four simple ingredients for this fish topping: horseradish, freshly ground whole wheat bread crumbs, one minced shallot, and the zest from one lemon, to brighten up the taste. (Literally threw the two slices of bread into the Cuisinart, and it made a full cup of crumbs. Placed the extra into the freezer for another day.)

Baked the fish with the cherry tomatoes in a beautiful, new Le Creuset red baker the children gave us for Mother’s Day. (THANK YOU, Clauss kids!) 425º for 20 minutes and done! Delicious, zesty and comforting for another cloudy day.

Horseradish Crusted Fish

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 140kcal
Negotiate the amount of heat in this recipe by adjusting the amount of horseradish in the topping.
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  • 8 oz cod fillets or comparable fish
  • 2 Tbsp horseradish
  • 1 medium shallot, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp zest of one lemon


  • Preheat oven to 425º. Use convection setting, if available.
  • Place fillets in baking pan or on a cooking rack above a sheet pan, for a crispier crust.
  • Mix together: Horseradish, diced shallot, breadcrumbs, and lemon zest.
  • Spoon on top of fish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.


If convection setting is not available, place fish under broiler for last 60 seconds of cooking time, to crisp up the topping.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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