Tired of your plain old fish recipe? Try this walnut and almond crusted cod recipe to find your new favorite fish recipe. The cod filets have a crunchy nut crust made from almonds and walnuts. This adds a delicious texture that goes well with the mild taste and flakiness of cod. Pair this with some rice and veggies and you have a healthy balanced dinner in 30 minutes or less!
PS- If you aren't familiar with cod, it is a mild flavored flaky white fish that is mild in flavor.
Is cod healthy?
Yes! Cod is a good source of protein and is rich in omega-3 fats, which most of us aren't consuming enough of. While you can find omega-3 fats in plant based sources, fish is by far the superior source. Omega-3 fats are best known for their benefits in cardiovascular disease and decreasing inflammation (read more about your diet and inflammation here).
Be sure to make sure both your pan and oil are hot before adding the fish to the pan. To know when this happens, look for when the oil gets shiny or glistening.
I made this recipe in my Lodge cast iron skillet which I use several times a week and highly recommend. Cast iron skillets take some care and attention to keep them in good shape, but I have found it to be well worth it. Even better, they are fairly inexpensive! To read more about caring for your cast iron skillet, click here.
Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod
- 4 cod filets
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup ground walnuts (pulse walnuts in a food processor or blender until you have a fine meal)
- 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Combine the ground walnuts and almond flour into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil and lemon juice.
- Pat the cod filets dry and dip into the lemon juice/olive oil mixture followed by the nut flour mixture, making sure the fish is coated all over. Repeat with the rest of the filets.
- In a medium sized skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once the pan is hot, place the filets in the pan and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. The cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your fish. To know if your fish is done, it will flake easy and no longer be opaque. Before serving, top with parsley.