Author Notes: Fish has always intimidated me. I'm not sure why. Probably stems from growing up in a house where fish wasn't cooked, well, except for a few times of fried catfish. Not long ago I decided to take the plunge and jump in feet first. I wish I hadn't waited so long. Baked fish is so easy! When purchasing, be sure the fish doesn't smell too fishy. Fresh fish will be best, but frozen will work fine.. Also, ask the cute fish guy for a cut that is pretty consistent in thickness from one end to the other. If they are customer-oriented, they will do so with a smile on their face. If not, find another cute fish guy. - vivisue
- 1 1/2 pound Halibut or Cod
- 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 2 tablespoons Stick Butter
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1 tablespoon Chopped Chives
- Canola or Olive Oil
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove skin from fish either now or before serving.
- Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper to taste and place in baking dish that has been sprayed with a little oil.
- Melt butter in a medium sized bowl in microwave. Be sure and cover the top of the bowl with a paper towel to save clean up time inside the microwave.
- Combine bread crumbs with butter until well-coated and spoon crumb mixture over top of fish. Cover the top of the fish evenly.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes if about 1" thick; 30 minutes if 1 1/2" thick. Fish should flake with a fork. Sprinkle top with fresh chopped chives.