You can use all kinds of fish for this recipe: I’ve tried using salmon and they turned out just as great. This is a great dish to serve if you’re not sure how your diners feel about seafood. –Jen
1 lb Cod (Cut into strips, about 3” long and 1/2” thick)
2 cups Buttermilk
1.5 cups Parmesan (finely grated)
1 cup Breadcrumbs
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Dried Basil or Italian Seasoning
Olive oil (for drizzling)
2 cups Marinara Sauce (If I don’t make my own, I like to buy the Paul Newman brand)
- Preheat the oven to 500F. Spray a heavy baking sheet well with non-stick spray.
- Pour the buttermilk into a large bowl. Add the fish strips, and coat them well. Let them marinate for 15 mins (at room temperature).
- In a separate bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and dried basil.
- Remove fish from buttermilk, and let the excess drop back into the bowl.
- Dredge the fish well in the breading mix. Press lightly if it helps it adhere better. Place the fish onto the baking sheet in a single layer and spread them out nicely.
- Drizzle olive oil over all the fish sticks on the tray.
- Bake the fish sticks for 14-15 mins, they should be golden and crispy. Let them cool slightly, and then serve.
- Warm the marinara sauce in a small pot or in the microwave. Serve sauce in a small dish for dipping on the side.