FoodRevolutionize Your Dinner Table with This Crispy Fish & Broccoli Recipe

Revolutionize Your Dinner Table with This Crispy Fish & Broccoli Recipe

The fish in this version is delightful.
The fish in this version is delightful.
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12:02 PM EDT, April 24, 2024

Fish paired with broccoli might not initially conjure images of an exciting meal for many. However, all that can change dramatically with a simple twist—baking it with a unique crumb topping. Ready to elevate your dish? Fetch this recipe and prepare to be amazed.

This dish, featuring fish under a crispy crumb topping, is bound to win over even those usually indifferent to seafood. Its allure lies in the rich blend of ingredients: think fish cloaked in melted garlic butter and nestled beside just-tender vegetables, all under a layer of uniquely delicious crumb topping. Intriguing, isn't it?

A perfect fish and broccoli dish for Friday dinner

Move aside basic fish batter and plain roasted fillets. Embrace readily available ingredients and create a simple yet spectacular meal with fish and broccoli (or cauliflower) crowned with a delectable crumb topping. Ideal for a comforting Friday dinner.

You ask, which fish is best? You can choose pollock, hake, blue whiting, or cod. Look for the blue MSC label to ensure your fish comes from sustainable sources.

Complement your dish with boiled potatoes or groats (buckwheat, bulgur, pearl barley) for a wholesome meal. Don't forget a side of fresh vegetables. A Chinese cabbage salad often pairs beautifully, though a bold sauerkraut salad can also be a splendid accompaniment, delighting the palate with its vibrant flavors.

Recipe for fish with broccoli under a cheesy crumb topping


How to prepare baked fish with broccoli for a Friday dinner?
How to prepare baked fish with broccoli for a Friday dinner?© Pixabay
  • 2 medium-sized fish fillets (pollock, hake, blue whiting, cod)
  • 1 head of broccoli (or cauliflower)
  • Fresh dill and parsley
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3.5 ounces of soft butter
  • 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of grated cheese
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Rinse and pat dry the fillets before placing them in a baking dish or ovenproof pan.
  2. Cut the broccoli or cauliflower into florets and blanch them in boiling salted water.
  3. Combine the soft butter with the crushed garlic until smooth—season with salt and mix in chopped parsley.
  4. Spread the garlic butter over the fish, then arrange the blanched broccoli or cauliflower around it.
  5. Stir the breadcrumbs and grated cheese together.
  6. Evenly distribute the crumb topping over the fish and vegetables.
  7. Bake at 356°F for 25 minutes, until everything is beautifully golden and crispy.
  8. Garnish the dish with freshly chopped dill before serving.