These updated baked gluten free Fish Sticks are served with a side of roasted asparagus for an easy meal baked all together on one baking sheet. Breaded in almond flour, these slightly nutty fish sticks will change you into a fish stick fan.
Preheat the oven to 400*F. Line a baking sheet (or two if needed) with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
Slice the fish into about 1/2 inch thick pieces to make sticks. Pat dry, and set aside.
Whisk together egg and water in a bowl, and set aside. Add the cornstarch to another plate, and set aside.
On a small plate, stir together the almond flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg.
Make an assembly line with the fish, then cornstarch, then egg, then seasoned almond flour, and finishing with the baking sheet.
One piece of fish at a time, dip in cornstarch, coat completely, and shake off excess. Add to egg and coat completely. Shake off excess. Then roll in seasoned almond flour, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet (keep the fish sticks on one half of the baking sheet to make room for asparagus). Repeat with all fish.
For the asparagus:
Snap the ends of the asparagus, and place on the other half of the baking sheet. Top with oil, salt, and pepper; stir together to coat all the asparagus.
Transfer to the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Stir the asparagus and flip the fish sticks. Bake another 6-10 minutes until done. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the asparagus. Enjoy!
*This recipe can easily be halved. But you can also freeze breaded fish stick for later. See post for more details.*Use another vegetable if asparagus are not in season. See post for more details.
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/gluten-free-fish-sticks/