Baked Fish Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Baked Fish Sticks with Marinara Sauce
Cook / Prep Time: 45 min

You can use all kinds of fish for this recipe: I’ve tried using salmon and they turned out just as great. This is a great dish to serve if you’re not sure how your diners feel about seafood. –Jen

4 Servings

1 lb Cod (Cut into strips, about 3” long and 1/2” thick)

2 cups Buttermilk
1.5 cups Parmesan (finely grated)
1 cup Breadcrumbs
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Dried Basil or Italian Seasoning
Olive oil (for drizzling)
2 cups Marinara Sauce (If I don’t make my own, I like to buy the Paul Newman brand)

  • Preheat the oven to 500F. Spray a heavy baking sheet well with non-stick spray.
  • Pour the buttermilk into a large bowl. Add the fish strips, and coat them well. Let them marinate for 15 mins (at room temperature).
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and dried basil.
  • Remove fish from buttermilk, and let the excess drop back into the bowl.
  • Dredge the fish well in the breading mix. Press lightly if it helps it adhere better. Place the fish onto the baking sheet in a single layer and spread them out nicely.
  • Drizzle olive oil over all the fish sticks on the tray.
  • Bake the fish sticks for 14-15 mins, they should be golden and crispy. Let them cool slightly, and then serve.
  • Warm the marinara sauce in a small pot or in the microwave. Serve sauce in a small dish for dipping on the side.

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