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Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish

This Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish is easy and delicious and this almond-crusted fish is also Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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For six years this tasty recipe for Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish was stuck back in the recipe archives without a photo.  When I finally got around to cooking it for photos, I remembered how this recipe produced some of the the best-tasting fish I’d ever had. When I told my nephew Jake that we were going to cook Tilapia, he was polite but told me he didn’t really like it, but when we ate some with the homemade tartar sauce, Jake was completely amazed at how good it was.

Nowdays I’d be more likely to use another type of firm white fish, so if you’re not a Tilapia fan, use another firm fish like Snapper, Catfish, Barramundi, Cod, or Haddock. The almond meal and finely grated Parmesan makes a crispy coating on the fish that’s also gluten-free and South Beach Diet friendly, and I’m betting this recipe will be a hit with just about anyone who tries it.

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I used melted butter to dip the fish in so the coating would stick; I’ve also made this with my favorite yogurt spread mixed with butter.  Your choice.In a shallow bowl mix together the almond meal, finely grated Parmesan, garlic powder, pepper, and fish rub.  (I highly recommend Szeged Fish Rub if you can find it. I like it so much I buy it in six-packs from Amazon.com.)

Put the butter mixture in one bowl and the almond/parmesan mixture in another bowl; then dip the fish first in the butter mixture and then in the almond meal mixture.  I sprinkle the almond meal over and press it on. Costco had huge pieces of fish so that one in the back left corner didn’t get too much coating, but it was still good.  Bake 20-30 minutes or until the fish is barely firm to the touch and the coating is browned and crispy on the edges.

Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot, withUltra Easy Double Dill Diet-Friendly Tartar Sauce.

More Tasty Ways to Cook Fish:

Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tilapia Fish Tacos from My Colombian Recipes
Baked White Fish with Onions, Peppers, Olives, and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod ~ Foodie with Family
Low-Carb Baked Halibut with Sour Cream, Parmesan, and Dill Topping ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish

This Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish is easy and delicious.


  • 3-4 Tilapia or other white fish filets, thawed if frozen (This recipe will work best with pieces that are at least 1/2 inch thick.)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine, your choice
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 2 T finely grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper (or slightly more lemon pepper)
  • 1/2 tsp. fish rub (optional, but recommended, I use Szeged Fish Rub.)


  1. Preheat oven to 425F/220C.
  2. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Melt butter and margarine together over low heat.
  4. In a flat bowl big enough to hold the fish, mix almond meal(I use Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal, Parmesan, garlic powder, lemon pepper or pepper, and Fish Rub (I use Szeged Fish Rub), in a flat dish.
  5. Dip each fish filet in butter, turning to coat both sides, then into almond mixture.
  6. Try to get as much of the almond mixture to stick to the fish as you can. (I pressed it down with a fork.)
  7. Bake 20-30 minutes, or until fish is firm to the touch and coating is turning golden brown.
  8. The baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish, so watch it carefully.


We ate this with homemade tartar sauce, I would eat this with my homemade Ultra Easy Double Dill Diet-Friendly Tartar Sauce, but it would be tasty with any type of tartar sauce.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish should be good for most types of low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans. The South Beach diet doesn’t recommend butter, but in this recipe you’re only eating the small amount of butter that sticks to the fish, and I would eat this for any phase of The South Beach Diet. You can use a yogurt spread or trans-fat free margarine if you prefer.

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60 comments on “Low-Carb Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish”

  1. “You can use a yogurt spread or trans-fat free margarine if you prefer.”

    Margarine? Seriously?

    Butter is much, much healthier choice than margarine. I thought everybody knew that by now.

    • First, you have that in quotes but I don’t see it in my post.

      And everyone gets to make their own food choices. “I thought everybody knew that by now.”

      I wasn’t recommending people use margarine, just indicating that it will work for the recipe.

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  3. a truly awesome and super simple variation of this is to just use melted bacon butter and almond meal, salt and pepper to taste…loved it!!

  4. Allie, bless you for the nice comment! Feedback like that really makes my day. And so glad you're enjoying the recipe.

  5. Thank you so much for this recipe, it's my go-to breading for tilapia now! Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this blog for people you may never meet. Bless you!! – Allie 🙂

  6. Thanks Jessica; I love hearing it was a hit!

  7. My husband and I started SB this week and have fallen in love win your site! We made this tilapia tonight and will keep this in our recipe box for a long time. Our 3 year old ate her whole fillet and said I was "the best cooker". Thanks for putting so much time into your site and I look forward to making more recipes 🙂

  8. Leslie, glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Oh My God, this is the best! I have been doing atkins for 6 months and love it, but I really wanted to find a way to do "breading" without the bread! Thanks to the Almond flour and parm in this this was honestly the best ever and I think it was even better than traditional breading or batter. I used a little melted butter whipped with an egg for the first dip and then coated in parm cheese, almond flour, and garlic mix. Really yummy – thanks so much!

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