Almond Crusted Halibut – Clean Eating

halibut

 

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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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Comments

  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!

      Erin

  4. looks yummy and tasty will try

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