Almond-Crusted Halibut

Almond-Crusted Halibut
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Almond-Crusted Halibut
Carly Goldsmith

Almond-Crusted Halibut

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.

2
Servings
519
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1 pound halibut fillet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
156mg
52%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
60g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
56µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
30µg
33%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Choline, total
192mg
45%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
81µg
20%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
94mg
29%
Niacin
21mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
740mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
135µg
100%
Sodium, Na
339mg
23%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
13µg
87%
Water
195g
7%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.