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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Crumbed Fish

White Fish topped with a CRISPY garlic parmesan crumb will be your new favourite fish recipe guaranteed! Gone are the days of eating under-seasoned fish. Garlic Parmesan Crumbed Fish, a recipe is a 10 minute easy fish dinner using minimal ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fish
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Karina



  • 4 firm white fish fillets skinless and boneless, close to room temperature (about 5 oz/150g per fillet)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to season
  • Garlic powder, to season


  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and cracked black pepper, to season
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Squeeze of lemon juice



  • Preheat oven broiler (grill) on high heat. Arrange oven rack to about 5-inches (15cm) from the top heat element.
  • Combine breadcrumbs, parsley, parmesan cheese, garlic, melted butter, olive oil, salt and cracked black pepper in a shallow bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Season fish all over with salt, pepper and a pinch of garlic powder. Spread 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise over the top of each fillet.
  • Grab a fillet and press the mayo-side of the fish firmly into the crumb mixture ensuring it sticks evenly. Repeat with remaining fish.
  • Lightly spray each fillet with cooking oil spray.


  • Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil into an oven-proof pan or cast-iron skillet. Heat over the stove on high-heat.
  • When pan is hot, arrange the fillets into the hot pan and place under the broiler (or grill) until the fish is cooked through and the crumb is crisp and golden, about 5-6 minutes. Rotate the pan as needed for even cooking halfway through. (To check if fish is cooked, use a fork to pull the flesh at the thickest part. It is cooked through when flakes easily.
  • Squeeze over some lemon juice and garnish with fresh chopped parlsey to serve.


If you don't have an oven-proof pan or skillet, simply prepare fish as in the recipe above: drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil into a pan over high-heat. Fry fish, crumb-side UP, for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Finish it off in the oven under the broiler/grill to get that crumb topping nice and golden.
Lightly oil and baking sheet with nonstick oil spray. Prepare fish as above with crumb topping. Arrange fish fillets onto prepared tray and bake at 390°F (200°C) for 10 - 12 minutes, then broil (grill) on high heat for a golden crumb.
Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon juice.
The best fish for this recipe:
  • Barramundi
  • Cod
  • Blue Grenadier


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg