Yield: 6 servings

Icelandic Baked Fish

Icelandic Baked Fish Recipe

This classic Icelandic baked fish recipe hits all the targets. The mild cod or grouper gets flavored with a nice lemon zing. I love serving this on a bed of rice or noodles with a light alfredo sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 grouper or 6 cod fish fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 180° celsius.
  2. Butter a baking dish.
  3. Place your fillets in the baking dish.
  4. Season the fillets with salt, pepper, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Generously sprinkle your selected cheese over the fish fillets.
  6. In a small bowl mix the dijon mustard with the heavy cream and pour it over fish fillets.
  7. Cover the fillets with a light coating of breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake the fillets for 35 minutes.
  9. Serve with rice or alfredo pasta.