Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish
Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish is easy and delicious and this almond-crusted fish is perfect for a low-carb and gluten-free dinner.
For six years in the early days of the blog, this tasty recipe for 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 about the recipe he was skeptical, but when we ate some with the homemade tartar sauce, Jake was completely amazed at how good it was.
I did originally make this with Tilapia, but now I’d prefer another firm white 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 and low in carbs besides being delicious, and I’m betting this recipe will be a hit with just about anyone who tries it.
How to Make Almond and Parmesan Baked Fish:
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- I used melted butter to dip the fish in so the coating would stick.
- In a shallow bowl mix together the almond meal, finely grated Parmesan, garlic powder, pepper, and fish rub. I highly recommend Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link). I like it so much I buy it in six-packs from Amazon.com.
- Put the butter in one bowl and the almond/parmesan mixture in another bowl; then dip the fish first in the butter and then in the almond meal mixture.
- I sprinkle the almond mixture over and press it on with a fork.
- 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 minutes or until the fish is barely firm to the touch and the coating is browned and crispy on the edges.
- Serve hot, with Double Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce.
More Tasty Ways to Cook Fish:
Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tilapia Fish Tacos ~ My Colombian Recipes
Baked White Fish with Onions, Peppers, Olives, and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod ~ Foodie with Family
Baked Halibut with Sour Cream, Parmesan, and Dill Topping ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
- 4 white fish filets, thawed if frozen (see notes)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 2 T finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. fish rub (optional, but recommended; see notes)
- Preheat oven to 425F/220C.
- Spray baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Melt butter over low heat.
- In a flat bowl big enough to hold the fish, mix almond flour or almond meal, Parmesan, garlic powder, lemon pepper or pepper, and Fish Rub, in a flat dish.
- Dip each fish filet in butter, turning to coat both sides, then into almond mixture.
- Try to get as much of the almond mixture to stick to the fish as you can. (I pressed it down with a fork.)
- Bake 20 minutes, or until fish is firm to the touch and coating is turning golden brown.
- The baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish, so watch it carefully.
This recipe will work best with pieces that are at least 1/2 inch thick. I'd probably use Almond Flour (affiliate link) for this recipe because I keep it in the freezer but coarser-ground almond meal with also work. I use Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link) for all my recipes made with fish!
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
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’re following the letter of the law for South Beach, but butter will give better flavor.
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