Almond Crusted Fish – Healthy Option

Almond crusted fish is a nutty, delicious way to jazz up white fish and give it a nutty, tasty, surprise. This is a perfect Shabbat or company dish.

The Backstory: With all the delicious and savory ways there are to prepare white fish, it’s a shame that it often gets such a bad rap as bland and boring. Not true! My recipe for Almond Crusted Fish is about as far as you can get from this description. I’ve created a marinade that’s full of zesty flavors and herbs and then I coat the fish in a crispy bread crumb and almond mixture (are you hungry yet?) and bake it until it is golden brown, crunchy, and flakes with the touch of a fork. Where’s your boring white fish now? More of the Backstory after the recipe

Almond Crusted Fish

Crispy, flaky, nutty, and savory are just a few adjectives to describe this delectable and fresh take on fish. This is the wake-up call that fish has been waiting for! Serve with baked fries, a green vegetable or salad for a scrumptious, perfect meal.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup Ken's Light Italian Dressing
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 6 5 oz pieces of fresh, raw Pollock
  • 1 cup dry, plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


  1. Mix Italian dressing with dill, garlic, and vinegar to make marinade.
  2. Marinate fish under refrigeration at 40 degrees F or below for 2-6 hours.
  3. Drain marinade and coat fish with breadcrumbs and sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until fish is cooked (reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information Per Serving
Total Fat: g
Saturated Fat: g
Trans Fat: g
Cholesterol: mg
Protein: g
Carbohydrates: g
Sodium: mg
Fiber: g

You can find other mouth-watering recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Lemon Poppy Seed Cake to Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!


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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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