Walnut Crusted Fish

16 Aug

Today’s theme is Fish.

I love fish, especially halibut, sea bass and black cod. This recipe can use any of them. It’s pretty versatile. Speaking of fish have I got something great for you guys! My good friend Meredith Shaw is a super talented singer/song writer. She has a fantastic CD out called Place Called Happy. On that CD happens to be a song about fish. While one of us cooks fish after crusting it with nuts, the other sings of all the fish swimming in the sea. One of us is clearly a little less dark than the other…..

Anywho, I was going somewhere with this. Today is the release of her music video for the song called Little Fishy. So in honour of this I am giving you walnut crusted fish (thank you Meredith!) and I am also giving you a link to said video. Watch and be amazed folks! Click here now. DO IT!

So walnut crusted fish…..

Walnut Crusted Fish

Serves 4


1 1/2 lb of fish (what works best is halibut, sea bass or black cod)

3/4 cup walnuts

3/4 cup breadcrumbs*

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp horseradish

1 1/2 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard

1/4 cup grated parmesan

*Just as a side note here, how I make breadcrumbs is super easy and it avoids all the additives you find in the ones on the shelves in the grocery store. I set my oven at 200 and place 2 slices of whatever bread I have going into the food processor and chop it until it is as finely chopped as it’s going to get. Then I lay it out on a cookie sheet and bake for about 45 minutes. Then put the breadcrumbs back in the food processor and chop until they are a fine consistency.

Now the real instructions: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Add the breadcrumbs and the walnuts to a food processor and chop until the walnuts are finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the olive oil, horseradish, dijon and parmesan.

Make sure your fish is sliced into 4 pieces. Grease a baking dish and place the four pieces in skin side down. With your hands press the crust onto the top of each fish piece. Be generous and press the crust firmly.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes (I usually do 10 minutes for every inch of thickness, with this you want to air of the side of caution b/c you are broiling the fish after you bake it). Turn the oven onto high broil and broil for 1 to 2 minutes until the crust is a nice golden brown.

The trick to getting this dinner just right is to listen to Mere’s Little Fishy, while watching the video, while cooking the dinner. Got it? Good. Go.

Another side note, b/c I often get asked…..I will be blogging the salad next, it’s a tasty homemade mango dressing, I’d be excited if I were you. And, the side dish is just quinoa made with the zest and juice of lemons and some olive oil. Simple and fantastic.

To see more of Meredith check out her website. www.meredithshaw.com

2 Responses to “Walnut Crusted Fish”

  1. scottie gilchrist August 19, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    This sounds delicious and easy…look forward to making it this weekend…..hope to get the mango dressing recipe soon…..


  2. Maggie Pattillo November 20, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    So so delicious! I made this recipe for the second time last night but this time I used cashews because I didn’t have any walnuts in the house. I highly recommend it!

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