Crispy Almond Crusted Fish

By September 17, 2015 March 15th, 2019 Dairy Free, Fish, Gluten Free, Main Dish, Paleo, Recipes

 

One of my favorite ways to make fish is coated with almond flour and sautéed in butter, ghee or coconut oil.  This recipe can be made with any type of white fish fillet. Here I use black fish, a local fish here on the East End of Long Island, New York.  You can make it with flounder, cod, snapper, striped bass filets or any small local white fish.

When I was growing up my mother made fish fillets with flour and eggs but I want the recipe to be gluten and egg free.  Instead of eggs I coat each fillet with mustard so the almond flour will stick to it. The almond flour gives it a sweet nutty flavor and crunch.

I have provided a recipe below but you can make it easily without a recipe.

Pour almond flour onto a large plate. Mix in salt and pepper

Wash and dry the fish fillets.

Spread one side of the fillets with a light coating of mustard

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Place the fish fillets onto the almond flour, mustard side down. Press lightly to get the almond flour to stick to the fillet.

Spread the top side of the fillet with mustard and flip it over. Gently press to get the almond flour to stick.
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Heat a heavy sauté pan. I use a cast iron pan.

Add butter or oil.

When the butter is hot add the fillets. You may have to do it in 2 batches depending on the size of your pan.

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Sauté on medium until the almond crust is lightly brown 3-4 minutes.

Carefully flip the fillets over and sauté on the other side. If your fillets are thin turn the heat up to medium high, if they are thick turn it down to medium low.  Don’t let the crust brown too fast if you have a thick piece of fish.  You want the crust to brown and the inside to be just cooked through.  It will take another 3-5 minutes

Remove from heat onto a plate. If you are doing a second batch, scrape out the loose pieces of almond flour, add a little more butter and repeat with the remaining fillets.

Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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Crispy Almond Crusted Fish


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x

Description

This almond crusted fish has just 5 ingredients and is light, healthy, and super easy. Almond flour gives a perfect texture and flavor to the fish.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Pour the almond flour onto a large plate. Mix in the salt and pepper.
  2. Wash and dry the fish fillets.
  3. Using a knife, spread one side of the fillets with a light coating of mustard.
  4. Put the fish fillets onto the almond flour, mustard side down. Press lightly to get the almond flour to stick to the fillet.
  5. Spread the top side of the fillet with mustard and flip it over. Gently press to get the almond flour to stick.
  6. Heat a heavy sauté pan. I use a cast iron pan.
  7. Add butter or oil.
  8. When the butter is hot, add the fillets. You may have to do it in 2 batches depending on the size of your pan.
  9. Sauté on medium until the almond crust is lightly brown 3-4 minutes.
  10. Carefully flip the fillets over and sauté on the other side. If your fillets are thin turn the heat up to medium high, if they are thick turn it down to medium low. You want the crust to brown and the inside to be just cooked. It will take another 3-5 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat onto a plate. If you are doing a second batch, scrape out the loose pieces of almond flour, add a little more butter and repeat with the remaining fillets.
  12. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
  • Category: Main Dish, Fish
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free option

Keywords: almond crusted fish

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