Almond Crusted Halibut – Clean Eating



I have been on a low-carb kick, and the great thing about this recipe is that it fits into lots of clean eating categories; paleo, gluten free, and low carb. I made myself 6 ounces, but you can absolutely cut the ounces in half and have 3 ounces, but I was one hungry girl.

I love halibut and this is the first time I have actually made it on my own and it was flaky and delicious. I was also craving some crunch, and I thought the almonds would be the perfect fix.

To make this a  low carb recipe, it was something I couldn’t’ figure out. All the recipes I found had flour in it, and that doesn’t work for me. So I had to get creative and cross my fingers that the almonds would not fall off during cooking. I was super pleased with the results and almost all the almonds stayed on perfectly and without any flour!

Almond Crusted Halibut


  • 6 oz halibut filet or two 3 oz filets
  • 1 ounce raw almonds
  • 1 egg yolk (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt, and pepper
  • Lemon (optional)


Take the almonds and crush them into fine pieces. I put mine in a plastic baggy and smashed them with a meat tenderizer.

In a small bowl, mix together ground almonds, salt, black pepper.

Pat fish fillets dry, squeeze 1/4 of a lemon over fish (optional.) Use a pastry brush to lightly coat fish with egg yolk, and then dip both sides into almond mixture.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and let it warm up for about 2 minutes. Add the fish and let it cook for 4 minutes on each side. (If you cook the 6oz filet, you may need to add 1 -2 minutes longer on each side so the center fully cooks.)

Serve with any garnish you like. I like anything with avocado and a fresh tomato.

Nutrition just for fish: Calories: 320 Carbs: 5.9 Fat: 40.5 Saturated Fat: 5.2

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  1. Wow! This looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Gonna try tonight. Where did you get your nutrition information from?

    • Hi Brandon,

      I am trying to lose weight, so I use the app fitness pal, and I got the nutrition for the fish from that.

      Hope you like it!

  3. Made this for supper tonight . It was so good, I inhaled it.

    • Hi Betsy,

      Thanks for your comment and for letting me know you liked it! This is one of my favorite recipes. Glad you loved it!


  4. looks yummy and tasty will try

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