Stuffed Cod and an Anniversary

Day 72: First today is Memorial Day. The day in the United States we honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. To those who served, are serving, and those who are no longer with us we say, “Thank you for your service.”

Second happy anniversary to my lovely wife! It has been 24 years since we were married on a hillside in our favorite park. So much has happened since that day that makes me laugh, cry, and love you more. We are usually at a Feis on our anniversary as it is a big Irish dance weekend. We have had anniversary dinners of peanut butter and jelly toast. Our 5th anniversary when our daughter was born a week before and we were so tired we were going to order a pizza to celebrate but at 10 pm we were so tired we couldn’t even do that. We have celebrated in Walt Disney World, at home, and in restaurants. But, I have to say this pandemic is a first and one we will surely remember forever!

This dinner is one of the most simplest dinners we make but it also slightly decedent and fancy at the same time. This is a great dinner for company, if we are ever allowed to have people over for meals, and special occasions.

Verdict: We all loved this fish! Yeah! You can use any firm white fish (if it is frozen just thaw first and pat dry before using).  The kids were a bit put off by the cheese on it at first but all agreed it added to the dish a bit of moisture. The crackers crumb crust was plentiful and decadent without seeming to be too much for us. If you don’t like a lemony flavor leave out the lemon slices in the dish but do keep the milk bath. It sounds strange but it works.

We served this with Cucumber Cous Cous Salad(click for link to recipe) to complete the meal.

Stuffed Cod

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. cod, or other white fish of your choice, if frozen thaw and pat dry before using
  • salt and black pepper
  • 4 oz. Colby Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2  long sleeves of Ritz Crackers or 5 short ones
  • Juice from half a lemon, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dry parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 lemon cut into four wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and place the fish in the pan.
  2. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the fish.
  4. Crush crackers into a bowl.
  5. Add in the lemon juice, garlic powder, pepper, parsley flakes, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and melted butter. Mix to combine.
    Gently pile cracker mixture over fish. Try to leave the stuffing loose and not packed down.
  6. Pour milk around fish but not over. Place lemon wedges in milk next to fish if desired. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and then cover with foil, sealing tightly around the edges. Bake covered for 15 -20 minutes, then remove the parchment and foil and bake uncovered for five more minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your fish. Fish is done when it flakes apart with a fork.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika says:

    That truly is a special kind of anniversary this year. And still, it will be remembered well like all the festivities we spent differently. So, happy anniversary to you two 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika says:

        You are welcome 💖

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Pastor Cathy says:

    Stuffed Cod and an Anniversary

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