Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce


When Kenya was around 10 months old, I started placing tiny pieces of fish on his highchair tray for him to pick up and eat on his own. Now that Chloe is around the same age, I do it with her as well. And like her older brother, Chloe is a fish fanatic.

Fish is an important source of protein and a variety of nutrients for kids, like B vitamins and Omega 3's, but there are many children who just plain ol' resist eating it. This recipe is for those parents whose little ones put up a fight on fish night. As soon as your kids take a bite of this Parmesan Crusted Fish, I bet they'll change their tune. I even added a delicious Lemon and Dill Dipping Sauce to get them more involved with the dish and add to the fun factor of eating it. You never know, your kids may be requesting fish after this!

Lemon & Dill Dipping Sauce

1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
2 Tsp Fresh Dill or 1 Tsp Dried Dill
Pinch of Salt

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
2. Serve.


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Parmesan Crusted Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

egg free

nut free


  • 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 4 Fish Fillets (you could use Tilapia, Red Snapper, Halibut, Barramundi or any white flakey fish)
  • cooking oil spray


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix the parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and salt in bowl or on a plate.
3. Coat each fish fillet in the cheese mixture.
4. Place on a spray-lined baking rack on top of a cookie sheet, coat the fish with spray and bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish (about 12 minutes for tilapia and 15 minutes for something thicker like halibut).
5. Serve with lemon and dill dipping sauce.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.