Perfect Ten Baked Cod on AllRecipes.com has been rated as a top oven-baked cod recipe by more than 100 reviewers. It calls for cod to be twice-baked and topped with a buttery cracker crumble.
Perfect Ten Baked Cod requires 1 pound of thick-cut cod loin, 1/2 sleeve of crushed buttery round crackers, such as Ritz brand crackers, 4 tablespoons of butter, the juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/4 cup of white wine. Half of the butter is melted. The fish is then coated with the melted butter and placed in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes using a 7 by 11-inch non-stick baking pan. Meanwhile, the remaining butter is melted and combined with the crackers.
The fish is removed from the oven and the cracker mixture placed on top of it. The wine and lemon juice are also poured over the top at this time. The dish is then placed back into the oven. After it is cooked for 10 more minutes, or until the fish becomes flaky and opaque, the dish is taken out and served. The recipe suggests the use of fresh parsley and chopped green onion as garnishes. A lemon wedge should also accompany the plated meal.
Some reviewers suggest substituting dried bread crumbs for crackers to create a crispier topping. Others recommend the addition of fresh herbs, such as rosemary or dill.