Back to all recipes

Panko-Crusted Pacific Cod with Spinach & Mushrooms

  • Pacific cod
  • All White Fish
  • Active Time:10 min
  • Total Time:30 min
  • Servings:4
  • Difficulty:Easy

A hearty dish to shake off any vestiges of winter, the earthy notes of roasted mushrooms complement the freshness of sautéed spinach beautifully. Then, stealing the show is a lightly breaded, buttery, flaky Pacific cod fillet, making for a nutritious, flavorful meal.


  • 1 pound Pacific cod

  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms

  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • Salt and pepper

  • ⅓ cup panko crumbs

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 10 ounces fresh spinach

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


Preheat oven to 450°.

Halve smaller and quarter larger mushrooms. Toss mushrooms with ¼ cup olive oil, vinegar, & a pinch of salt + pepper. Roast in a rimmed baking dish in the oven for 10 minutes.

While mushrooms are roasting, make breading by mixing panko crumbs with zest of 1 lemon, 1 tbsp olive oil, parsley, and a pinch of salt & pepper.

After 10 minutes, remove mushrooms from oven and push to sides of baking dish.

Add Pacific cod to baking dish with mushrooms and brush with mayo. Top evenly with panko mixture and bake for 10 more minutes.

While Pacific cod bakes, add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, sauté garlic, spinach, and salt + pepper to taste. Stir frequently. Once the spinach has wilted, remove from heat.

Cut the zested lemon into wedges.

Remove Pacific cod from oven after 10 minutes or once it flakes easily and the panko is nicely browned.

To serve, plate Pacific cod portions with roasted mushrooms, sautéed spinach, and lemon wedges.

Sarah’s pro cooking tip: Sauté your spinach with white truffle oil to really elevate this dish! Sarah recommends pairing this dish with a Sauvignon Blanc or a buttery Chardonnay.


Full Bleed Hero
Full Bleed Hero