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Cod topped with cream sauce, panko and dill on a gold rimmed plate and two lemon wedges

DELISH Icelandic Baked Fish!

Grace inspired by and adapted from "Delicious Icelandic Recipes" from guidetoiceland.is
Iceland loves their fish! Here is a delicious recipe for Icelandic Oven Baked Fish that your whole family will love as well!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine icelandic
Servings 3 people
Calories 544 kcal


  • 1 Large baking dish


  • 1 pound white fish fillets I have used both rainbow trout (3 fillets) and cod which (2 different times I have made this) is more traditional and perfect for this dish!
  • 1 cup Emmentaler cheese grated (can sub Jarlsberg)
  • 1 lemon halve the lemon and squeeze the lemon juice from ½ of the lemon; reserve the other half for wedges to serve with the baked fish
  • ½ cup panko
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tablespoon butter or olive oil to grease the baking dish
  • 1 ts fresh dill plus some additional to use as garnish
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Start by preheating your oven to 350F. Next, season your fish fillets generously with salt and pepper. Place them in a baking tray which has been lined with aluminum foil and greased with a bit of butter or olive oil. Then pour freshly squeezed lemon juice (from half of your lemon) over the fish.
    Fish fillets seasoned with salt and pepper and lemon juice and placed in a tray lined with aluminum foil
  • Now add grated Emmentaler (or Jarlsberg) cheese.
    fish fillets seasoned with salt and pepper and covered with grated Emmentaler cheese
  • Combine Dijon mustard, heavy cream, and fresh dill in a small bowl.
    cream, mustard, and dill in a yellow bowl with a spoon
  • Pour this over the cheese laden fish fillets.
    fish fillets covered with cheese and a cream sauce in a baking tray lined with Aluminum foil
  • The final step prior to baking is to add panko.
    fish fillets covered with panko and placed in a baking dish lined with Aluminum foil
  • Now bake for around 30-35 minutes. The time needed to cook your fish will vary according to your oven and the thickness of the fish that you use. My thin rainbow trout took around 30 minutes to cook.
    Oven baked fish with mashed potatoes and a lemon wedge on a white plate with a salad and fruit in the background


Enjoy this super easy Icelandic Oven Baked Fish when you want a lush, delish, and quick dinner!
Great served with fluffy mashed potatoes or perhaps some buttered egg noodles.
Skál! Cheers!


Calories: 544kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 43gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 615mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1214IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 373mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baked fish, Fish, seafood
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