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Baked Cod Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Baked cod cakes made with fresh cod and roasted red pepper sauce are ready in 30 minutes. Serve with salad or your favorite sides for an easy healthy dinner.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 (makes 12 cod cakes)
Author Tara Leung

Ingredients

Cod Cakes

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless cod fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon wedges for serving

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • 6 ounces drained jarred roasted red peppers, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Cod Cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs and milk together in a small bowl.
  3. In a food processor, process parsley until finely chopped. Dump parsley out into a large mixing bowl. Then add half of cod chunks to the food processor. Grind until the fish reaches a texture like chopped meat. Dump into the mixing bowl with the parsley. Repeat with remaining cod. Add the breadcrumbs with milk, egg, lemon zest, garlic powder, oregano, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix everything together.
  4. Place a small bowl of cold water on the counter. Use your hands to form 12 balls that are about 2 inches in diameter. Dip your hands in the water between each ball to keep fish from sticking. Place balls on baking sheet and press down lightly to flatten into patties. Bake for 15 minutes. (You can cut open the largest one to check it’s cooked through, or check for internal temperature of 145 degrees.)
  5. Serve cod cakes hot with cold sauce and lemon wedges.

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  1. While the cod cakes are baking, make the sauce. (You’ll need to wash out your food processor first unless you have more than 1 bowl for it.) Add all sauce ingredients to food processor and process until sauce is smooth. Season to taste.