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Almond Crusted Tilapia


1 C sliced or slivered almonds, divided in two parts
1/4 C ground flaxseed (or flour – any kind)
4 (6 oz) tilapia fillets (or fish of choice)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil (or 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. butter)



1. Finely chop almonds (or buy them pre-chopped) and combine half of them (1/2 C) with the ground flaxseed or flour in a shallow bowl.

2. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt; dredge in almond/flaxseed or flour mixture.

3. Add the olive oil (and butter, if using) to a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add fish and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove fillets to a serving plate.

4. Add remaining 1/2 cup almonds to skillet and cook, stirring often, 1 minute or until golden brown. Remove almonds and sprinkle over fish. The almonds get really crunchy and toasty – so good!

5. Enjoy!