Friday, February 11, 2011

Cod, Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Potato with Crispy PankoTopping

I can't say that I ever associated fish with comfort food, but using my mom's timeless recipe for cod and potatoes as the basis for this dish might definitely put a new perspective on the whole idea. 

1 lb fresh cod cut into 4" pieces
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup water
4 Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled and sliced into 1/4" thick rounds)
1/2 Mayan onion, (sweet onion)cut into slices
1 zucchini sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 garlic clove sliced
 salt and pepper

Breadcrumb Topping:
3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 garlic finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
salt and pepper

In a small bowl combine the breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. In a skillet or oven proof casserole, add 1/2 cup water and 3 tablespoons of extra virgin oil. Layer the sliced potatoes on bottom. Spread the onions, zucchini, tomatoes and garlic slices on top. Season with salt and pepper.  Place the fish on the vegetable and potato layers. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture on the fish. Drizzle with some extra virgin oil. Cover and bake in a 375 F oven  for about 10 minutes.  Remove the cover and continue cooking an additional 10 minutes until the dish is cooked and the breadcrumb topping is crisp golden brown. Please note that the total baking time depending on the thickness of  the dish.



  1. I don't associate fish with comfort food either but, this dish looks pretty satisfying. Very fresh and flavorful. Nice!


  2. I love everything you've got going on here. What I love even more is that it is a one dish meal! I want to grab a fork and dig right in. :)

  3. Anna this looks and reads like a lovely dish.

    Thanks for liking my photos - Anoop Negi Eye Poppers at the blog entry of thomas

  4. i love the idea of bread crumbs !! your dish looks amazing !!

  5. Anna-This is my kind of food. So colorful, healthy, and delicious. What a great job you did on this, and such a fabulous comforting entree!

  6. This looks so delicious and love the colors peeking through :)

  7. So tasty! Just completed baking this recipe with tilapia and it's just delicious! It's a keeper! Thanks for sharing this recipe! (It baked 30 minutes covered and 30 minutes uncovered because the layers of potato, onion, zucchini, fish, breadcrumbs seemed to be at least 2 inches thick.)

  8. I baked this recipe again but with variations: the potato layer was sprinkled with lowfat shredded Italian cheeses, followed by a layer of partially-cooked zucchini and one can diced-for-chili tomatoes, continuing with a layer of ground chicken with chopped onion and 6 cloves of garlic sliced. Overall I topped the dish with a layer of the Italian cheeses, covered with foil and baked for 30 minutes in the 375 oven. Then the foil was removed and baking continued for 30 minutes. Oh so good! Everybody loved it! Thanks for sharing.