lingcod recipe gratin
lingcod recipe gratin

Creamy Lingcod Gratin with Crispy Breadcrumb Topping

March 14th, 2023

Seafood as Comfort Food

This lingcod recipe is a delicious medley of textures — creamy, flaky, and crunchy  in every bite. “It may seem an unusual pairing to do fish as a gratin,” says Chef Amanda, “but I promise this dish of lingcod gratin is the perfect comfort food.” 

The delicate flake of lingcod makes it an ideal variety of fish to use in this seafood gratin, but other mild, white species of fish like Pacific cod and Pacific halibut can easily be substituted. 

For a lighter recipe with a similar golden crunch, try substituting lingcod in this recipe for Quick and Easy Baked Cod.

About Chef Amanda Elliot: 

Amanda Elliott is the chef/owner of Beet Box and Belly in Columbia, Missouri. She is also a freelance recipe developer sharing recipes centered on the idea of the communal table and embracing the heritage of food through travel.

Print Recipe

Creamy Lingcod Gratin with Crispy Breadcrumb Topping

By Wild Alaskan Company

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total time

25 minutes


2 servings


  • 2 (6 oz.) portions Lingcod
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Meanwhile, toss breadcrumbs with olive oil. Season lightly with salt, then set aside.

2. In baking dish large enough to comfortably accommodate two fillets of fish, add in cream, cheddar, garlic, and chives. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

3. Season lingcod with salt and pepper, then arrange in baking dish atop cream mixture. Top with breadcrumbs.

4. Transfer to oven and cook for 12 to 15 minutes until gratin is bubbly, breadcrumbs are golden, and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have a certain medical condition. The FDA recommends an internal temperature of 145°F for cooked fish.