1 pound cod fillets, thawed, if frozen
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Heat oven 450ºF. Line large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place metal cooling rack on top of baking sheet. Spray cooling rack with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
Cut fish into bite-sized (2x1-inch) pieces. Pat fish bites dry with paper towel.
Combine bread crumbs, lemon zest, parsley, pepper and salt in shallow bowl; mix well.
Stir together melted butter and lemon juice in another shallow bowl.
Dip each fish bite into melted butter and lemon juice; then into bread crumb mixture, coating all sides of fish and shaking off excess. Place coated fish bites onto prepared cooling rack.
Bake fish bites 12-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
If fresh cod smells fishy, soak cod in milk 30 minutes. Discard milk; pat cod dry before coating.