Walnut Crusted Fish

This is one of my favorite meals, great for fish or even chicken. It's lemony, nutty and delicious
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Meme


  • 2 (4-6 ounce) fillets of fish halibut, catfish, tilapia
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans or almonds
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp oil olive or avocado


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Put the fish in a bowl with the milk. Set aside.
  • Put the nuts in a mini food processor or chopper. Pulse until it turns into crumbs. Don't do it too long or it might turn into nut butter.
  • Put the nut crumbs, salt, salt-free seafood blend, thyme, and lemon zest in a shallow bowl or plate. Mix all together. Take fish out of the milk and shake off excess. Put fillets in crumb mixture and press crumbs onto fish.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium/med-high heat. Add the fish and cook 4 minutes. Flip fish over, and put in the preheated oven. Cook about 8-10 minutes until done; the fish will flake easily.
  • Serve with roasted vegetables! Enjoy!


*Walnuts, pecans or almonds would all work really well in this recipe
*Based on a recipe by Viking Cooking School presented at the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives Conference 2008