Almond-Crusted Halibut

Almond-Crusted Halibut
Carly Goldsmith


  • 1/4 cup  sliced almonds, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup  plain breadcrumbs
  •   Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano
  •   Chile flakes, to taste
  • egg
  • 1 tablespoon  honey mustard
  • 1 pound  halibut fillet
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon  butter

Cooking fish at home can be a welcome alternative for those who are stuck in a chicken and pasta rut (ahem, me, ahem...), and it's not as scary as it seems. This recipe is inspired by a delicious dish my dad makes back home in California. The almonds add a crunchy, nutty flavor to the flaky halibut and the addition of a little honey mustard gives an unexpected hint of sweetness. I served it alongside simply grilled asparagus and wild rice, but feel free to pair it with whatever you're craving that day. 

Check out more Healthy and Hearty Halibut Recipes.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the almonds, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, herbs, and chile flakes. Mix together to combine. Spread the mixture evenly on a plate.

In another bowl, whisk the egg. Add the honey mustard and whisk again to combine. 

Dip the halibut in the egg mixture and coat both sides of the fillet. Then, evenly coat the fillet with the breadcrumb and almond mixture. 

Heat the olive oil and butter in a cast-iron pan or other oven-safe frying pan. Brown one side of the fish over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Flip the fillet and place the pan in the oven. Cook for 8-10 minutes, checking at regular intervals after 5 minutes to make sure the fish doesn't dry out.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

454 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 44g 67%
  • Carbs 27g 9%
  • Saturated 10g 48%
  • Fiber 5g 21%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 23g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 100g 200%
  • Cholesterol 424mg 141%
  • Sodium 745mg 31%
  • Calcium 207mg 21%
  • Magnesium 198mg 50%
  • Potassium 2,317mg 66%
  • Iron 5mg 27%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 1,346mg 192%
  • Vitamin A 221µg 25%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 39%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 45%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 162%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 133%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 122µg 30%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 92%
  • Vitamin D 22µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 58%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 33%
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