Baked Fish Fillet is topped with flavorful mayo, then sprinkled with panko for a light crunch. This simple dish should be on your rotation!
Quick and easy dishes are a saver for busy days. There are days when I like to cook elaborate pasta. There are days when dinner involves meat that cooks for 2 hours.
But, but… there are definitely days when all I want to do is throw a quick dish in the oven, something that requires very minimal prep, and call it a day.
This Baked Fish Fillet is all that. This is ridiculously easy and you don’t need much to prepare it.
The result is tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat, with a flavorful mayo topping that gives a hint of richness and lots of flavors.
- Large frozen basa fillets are topped with a mixture of mayo, spices, and herbs.
- For tender crunch and texture, each fish is generously sprinkled with panko breadcrumbs on top. The mayo helps the panko to stick.
- For a nice golden crust upon baking, we lightly spray olive oil over each fish, particularly aiming at the panko bread crumbs.
Let’s Make Easy Baked Fish Fillet
Prep the Fish Fillet
The fish fillet should be thawed completely, then pat dry with paper towels to absorb excess moisture.
Line a large baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Arrange the fish fillet in a single layer.
Make the Mayo Mixture and Bake the Fish
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a bowl, stir together mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper, and dill weed.
Spread a thin, even layer of the mayo mixture over the fish until all the mixture is used up.
Sprinkle panko bread crumbs over the mayo. Using an olive oil spray, lightly spritz each fish just until the bread crumbs are slightly moistened.
Bake the fish for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
Pointers and Tips
- Use Frozen Basa fillet. Thaw them well.
- You can also use sole fillets.
- Choose fillets that are large and plump.
- I did not add salt to the recipe as I find basa flavorful enough. The spices from the mayo topping add a nice richness and flavor as well.
- If you wish to add salt, I suggest just sprinkling as needed when you serve the fish, to taste.
ps. Also, try my Easy Anytime Beef Burrito.
More Easy Meals
- Salmon Poke Bowl
- Spiced Salmon with Lemon Quinoa
- Instant Pot Korean Beef Rice Bowls
- Beef Teriyaki with Mushroom and Broccoli