Nut Crusted Fish Delish

Here’s a healthy alternative to breaded fish.  Nuts replace the bread crumbs. It tastes great on salmon, tilapia, orange roughy or halibut. My favorite is macadamia nut crusted salmon and almond crusted tilapia. Believe me, you won’t miss the bread! Besides, it’s been reported that people who eat a handful of mixed nuts on a daily basis are 20% less likely to die from heart diseases, cancer or other ailments. Read 7 Nuts That Help You Live Longer written by the Huffington Post.

Nut Crusted Fish Delish Recipe
2-4 fish fillets without skin (wild caught is healthier than farm raised)
1 cup roasted nuts (almonds, cashews, macadamia, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, walnuts), ground
1 tablespoon basil (dried or fresh)
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, fresh
2 tablespoon parmesan, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
2 TBS olive oil

Grind nuts, basil, parsley, parmesan, salt and pepper in a food processor. Place in a shallow dish. Coat each piece of fish with the crust mixture. Pack it on. Set aside. Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat with olive oil. Make sure pan is hot before adding fish. Cook fish about 3 minutes until brown, then flip it over and cook 2-3 minutes. If fish is thick, place in a baking dish and finish off in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy this delicious dish with my Asian red beans and rice.

Makes 2-4 servings

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