Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Crispy Cod with Lemon Dill Sauce

Fish is always a better option when comes to eating healthy but most of the time they are a little too light as a meal for dinner..... which I always ended up snacking on something agin before hitting midnight.

So bearing that in mind (to avoid eating twice at night) I have decided to pick Cod fish. They are richer then most fishes and will probably (it did!) able to keep me satisfied till the next morning.

The lemony sauce still linger in my mouth... yummy...

Here's my recipe to share... the recipe serves 2 person

For the crispy fish
4 (approx. 30 grams each) skinless cod fillet or cutlet
2 egg whites - lightly beaten with folk
1 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (Panko)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp freshly grind black pepper
1 tsp salt  or less
2 tbsp cooking oil
Lemon wedges

For the  sauce
1 tbsp custard powder
2 tbsp gherkins or pickles ( I used dill pickle) - finely chopped 
5 tbsp mayonnaise (I used low fat mayonnaise)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh dill - chopped

For the crispy fish
1)   Place large skillet at medium high heat.
2)   Place egg whites in a shallow dish.
3)   Combine Japanese breadcrumbs, garlic powder and  paprika in a large plate. 
4)   Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper evenly.
5)   Dip each fillet into the egg white and then press to cover with the Japanese breadcrumbs mixture.
6)   Fry fillet on the skillet for approx. 4-5 minutes on each side or until done. Fry for longer if your fish is thickly sliced . Drain with kitchen towels and set aside with lemon wedges.

For the sauce
i)    Mix lemon juice, gherkins and dill. Serve with with fish.

>> Tips to note : 
- You may substitute cod with other firm fish such as halibut or lemon sole.


  1. I love lemon dill sauce with fried fish. Yours looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I am not very into fish, but I cannot resist crispy breaded fish with mayo based sauce... :D!

  3. Oh my good!!!! This looks out of this world AMAZING! I am so making this


  4. The cod looks perfectly cooked and the sauce sounds fantastic.

  5. Thanks for following my blog...thought I'd check out your blog and am your newest follower! Love this fish recipe...panko is the perfect choice for a crispy and crunchy crust!! Saving...

  6. Looks delicious and crispy yumm.

  7. It sounds great!I love cod and the lemon sauce complements its taste perfectly!

  8. That combo would have been finger lickingly good...

  9. mmm it looks yummy.. :)....thnx for following my blog.....ur recipes are too good...i will definitely follow ur blog :)..nice meeting u

  10. Looks so yummy! We love cod, but to feed a family of four is extremely expensive! Especially when everyone loves cod, a slice is definitely not enough!

  11. I think my 13 year old who doesn't like fish would actually go for this, it looks SO good, YUM
    can't wait to try
    Have a great day

  12. We eat a lot of cod in England, mostly with fish and chips!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  13. yummmmyyy...love the detail of recipe..you are awesome my dear

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  15. This looks really delicious in your photo!! I have a bit of a fish hang up that I need to get over. But this, THIS, looks like something I would try! :)

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  17. Love this! Looks delicious!My kids will sure love it..