Baked Nut Crusted Halibut

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Need a new weeknight dinner idea? This pan-seared nut-crusted halibut is a flaky mild white fish that doesn't have a strong fish taste and is such a great alternative.

For those nonfish lovers, this nutty crust is also good for chicken and we have several other suggestions to use the coating for.

The coating gives a crunchy nutty-earthy flavor to the crust and provides a good source of protein and polyunsaturated fat nuts.

Nuts have many supporting health benefits such as reducing inflammation and strengthening your immune health and the halibut has good oils to support a healthy heart.

If you can't find halibut, no worries you can also be substitute haddock, cod, or another mild white fish you prefer.

Scroll down to the recipe card for this gourmet style easy halibut recipe.


Halibut baked nut crusted






Easy and Quick Meals



This is a super easy meal and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.


This sauce is great for chicken, and even other kinds of seafood you prefer, and use any kinds of nuts, we just love macadamia nuts or pistachios as an alternative.

The coating is even great for small bite-sized pieces instead of a whole piece of fish for appetizers when entertaining.


The buttery sauce is great on any meat, so give this a try with our many suggestions on anything your family prefers.


halibut before baking with nut crust and panko



Other Substitutions 

  • smoked salmon
  • Mahi-mahi
  • haddock
  • crab meat or lobster
  • chicken breast boneless cubed
  • boneless pork tenderloin
  • cubed boneless steak
  • a medley of surf and turf



salad with  bite sized fried halibut with nuts



Tips

  • use any kind of beer, wine, or chicken broth for non-alcohol
  • use any kinds of nuts you prefer
  • any kind of mild white fish can be substituted
  • shrimp and shellfish are a great alternative with the nut coating
  • season to taste but be careful not to use too much salt
  • for extra heat use some jalapeno juice instead of wine or broth
  • cut the fish into little pieces for an appetizer
  • mixed greens, spinach, arugula can serve as a bed for the fish
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until fish or other seafood is hot all the way through and flakes easily
  • air fryer:  place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook for 6 to 8  minutes or until the coating begins to brown
  • baked: baked the seafood in a greased casserole set in a  preheated oven of 400 degrees for 8  to 11 minutes or until  fish flakes easily




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If you're looking for a heart-healthy meal, try this delicious halibut recipe and serve it with crunchy leafy greens.


Remember you can adjust the heat by adding more or less of the spices suggested,you can add more or less adapt away and let us know what you think.




Baked Nut Crusted Halibut

Baked Nut Crusted Halibut

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min
This is an easy-baked nut-crusted Halibut bursting with flavor and with a nice crunchy topping in a buttery sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, or cashews
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or dill weed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs (panko style preferred) omit for gluten-free
  • 1/2 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 white fish filet's ( halibut, cod, haddock)
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth, white wine, soy sauce, or coconut milk
  •  mixed with 2 teaspoons olive oil or sesame oil
  •  optional: 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel  instead of lemon juice add to the wine mixture

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking dish.
  2. Place the nuts in the food processor and process until coarsely ground. In a bowl.
  3.  Add the nuts stir the herbs, oil, juice, and garlic, garlic powder, cayenne, and pepper.
  4. Place the fish on the prepared 2-inch deep pan lined with parchment paper and divide the nut mixture over the tops pressing into each fillet to make sure it adheres,.
  5. Sprinkle with bread crumbs if using last. 
  6. Pour sauce, olive oil around the fish not to touch the topping.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees or (see notes for other cooking methods)until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork.
  8.  Four pieces at approximately 1/4 inch thickness took 11 minutes

Notes:

Tips

  • use any kind of beer, wine, or chicken broth for non-alcohol
  • use any kinds of nuts you prefer
  • any kind of mild white fish can be substituted
  • shrimp and shellfish are a great alternative with the nut coating
  • season to taste but be careful not to use too much salt
  • cut the fish into little pieces for an appetizer
  • for extra heat use some jalapeno juice instead of wine or broth
  • mixed greens, spinach, arugula can serve as a bed for the fish
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until fish or other seafood is hot all the way through and flakes easily
  • air fryer: place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the coating begins to brown
  • baked: baked the seafood in a greased casserole set in a preheated oven of 400 degrees for 8 to 11 minutes or until fish flakes easily


Nutrition Facts

Calories

624.61

Fat (grams)

40.52

Sat. Fat (grams)

14.85

Carbs (grams)

11.36

Fiber (grams)

2.20

Net carbs

9.17

Sugar (grams)

1.94

Protein (grams)

42.97

Sodium (milligrams)

566.82

Cholesterol (grams)

149.81
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Other Side Dish Suggestions

  1. twice-baked potatoes
  2. black beans
  3. sauteed spinach or other greens
  4. cooked pasta fettuccini or broccoli aioli
  5. garlic mashed potatoes
  6. french fries




21 comments

  1. That sounds so good! I need real inspiration to be interested in fish, and this recipe has really done it for me. I can't wait to try it! Thank you!

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  2. Halibut is such a great fish.And with a crust you made it must be delicious;)

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  3. I love fish with a nut coating. Nuts give you extra crunch and flavor. I am going to add this to my have to try recipes.

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  4. Halibut is one of my favorite fish - love the nut coating. Wishing I lived in FL where it is more accessible and fresher.

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  5. This crust adds an excellent contrast an flavor to halibut. I am sure it was delicious

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  6. Your nut crust looks amazing, Claudia! I'd love this for dinner :)

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  7. Oh Claudia, This sounds absolutely heavenly. Hibby would probably kill for a piece:) Beautiful photos too GF!

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  8. I love fish with a nut coating. Yum factor! :-)

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  9. This looks like such a wonderful recipe. The sort of thing you can make for an impromptu dinner with friends or even for a mid-week meal. Love the versatility and rather intrigued by the addition of soy sauce!

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  10. I would love to have a bite right now...and it is just early morning.
    Looks so delicious!

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  11. That crust looks amazing. I love fish with cashew, walnut and pecan crusts...this is lovely!

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  12. Claudia, you've done it again!

    Cashews! That has to taste absolutely delicious.

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  13. Yum! I never would've thought of cashews with the fish. Thanks for the recipe!

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  14. Oh wow, I really like that recipe! It's my kind of crust for fish.

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  15. This looks very good, but I'm curious about the soy sauce, which is a strong taste. I'm going to try it as written.
    Thank You.

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  16. Cashews are such a great pairing with halibut, they look amazing!

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  17. I love your cashew crust! I bet it would be great on chicken too!

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  18. Bookmarking this one. Looks incredible.

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  19. This looks so good, Claudia! I love halibut and that cashew crust sounds fabulous!!

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  20. Oh wow, what a great idea! I love that you crusted the fish with nuts. I have never done that before...looks yummy!

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  21. The cashew crust sold me! VERY NICE :)

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