I am NOT a fish lover.
As a young girl, the smell of any fish could make me gag! And today, I’m not much different!! The key for me is to use VERY fresh white fish, or mild white frozen fish…any fishy aroma AT ALL and I run for the hills!
Of course, I know I am supposed to have fish regularly in my diet for health reasons, so I had to figure something out, plus I want my kids to grow up enjoying it even if it is not my favorite thing. No sense in tainting their taste buds with mine!
This recipe is SO scrumptious, I have been making it regularly for years.
It wasn’t too tough to make it allergen friendly, and it’s not tough for you to revert it back to ‘normal’ if that is what you have on hand!
My kids even love this….and it is extremely easy and quick to put together!
Serving suggestions for fish almondine
There are many great ways to serve this deliciously crispy fish!
- My simple sautéed broccoli is ready in 5 minutes!
- My family is crazy for my Instant Pot rice-a-roni! I provide a stovetop version too!
- a simple green salad
- steamed green beans
- some of my kale salad with cranberries.
- I love all forms of cabbage salad with just about everything!
Here are a couple of other fish recipes you can try too…for the fish wary like me!!
- Gluten Free Pan Fried Fish
- Gluten Free Tuna Casserole w/ a Paleo Option
- This gluten free beer batter fish would be amazing served up with my oven baked sweet potato fries
- These gluten free crab cakes are crispy and crunchy, and crab is naturally very mild and generally not fishy tasting!
- Perfectly cooked fresh bacon wrapped scallops are little bites of buttery heaven!
Crispy Gluten Free Fish Almondine Recipe:
If you try this crispy pan fried fish, be sure to come back and leave a comment!
Fish w/ an Almond, Garlic Lemon Topping (Almondine) - Gluten Free | Whole30 | Paleo
Delicate white fish is quickly pan fried and served with a delectable buttery garlic lemon sauce!
- 1 pound mild white fish like tilapia, sole, or cod
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened, or water
- 1 large egg egg free option- I have made this without the egg and it turns out fine! OR in place of egg, add 2 tablespoons oil to the water!
- 1/2 cup rice flour Whole30 & paleo use cassava flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne omit or reduce if spicy sensitive
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil plus more if necessary for frying
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 4 cloves garlic sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds Trader Joe's has these for the best deal I have found!
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons allowed butter ghee for Whole30
First, prep the sauce: saute the almonds and garlic over medium heat in the avocado oil until golden and toasted....watch it carefully so as not to burn the almonds. Turn the heat off when it the garlic and almonds begin to brown and then set aside.
In a small bowl mix the milk and egg.
In another small bowl, mix the chosen flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, my cast iron skillet is my favorite for extra crispy coatings!
Dredge the fish fillet in the milk mixture, then the flour, pressing the fillet down to coat the fish evenly.
Saute all fillets in oil until golden, and then flip to the other side, adding more oil as necessary to prevent sticking.
When you are ready to serve, add the butter and lemon juice to the waiting almond/garlic sauce, and heat gently to warm and melt. Serve atop fish!
Jennifer Pickering says
This was an easy very flavorable dish that my whole family enjoyed!
Thanks Jen! I love how quick and easy it is!! Glad it was enjoyed!
Susan Williams says
Fish is a hard sell with youngsters. I like this recipe because it adds texture and a great taste to the fish some may not like. this is easy and fast to prepare which is something I look for on busy nights. I do like fish meals and this one is at the top of my list.
I too hate the smell of fish and the taste of strong fish – that “fishy taste”. The only way I really like fish is battered and deep fried except for fish amandine which I haven’t had since I was a teenager. The kind served at this one particular cafeteria in Memphis, TN was completely covered in the amandine and then baked (?). I think I liked it because it had the appearance of being fried and I also enjoyed the flavor. I am definitely going to use this recipe and now look forward to eating the Tilipia I have frozen – baked or pan fried.
Tessa Domestic Diva says
good luck Nettie!
Looks delicious! We love fish and I look forward to try it this way!
April Harris says
I love fish almandine and your sauce sounds so delicious! What a wonderful recipe!
Oh, I love fish amandine! Your recipe looks delicious! Maybe you could try fish cakes some time? They usually have so many herbs and spices in them that you can’t taste or smell the fish. Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul!!
Mary Hudak-Colllins says
Tessa, I have my whole menu planned out already for the weekend, just from the recipes I saw in the last couple of days. Usually, I don’t have trouble coming up with a meal plan but sometimes, I go brain dead and can’t think of a thing! This is going to be our Sat. evening meal with steamed broccoli. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thank you so much for sharing in our recipe carnival. Hope to see you again and I appreciate your support ☺
Tessa Domestic Diva says
Don’t we all Mary?! I am glad you felt inspired and sure hope you enjoy the dish as much as our family!
Judy@Savoring Today says
This sounds really delicious, I especially like the almonds with the fish, very nice. Thank you for sharing this at Hearth & Soul. 🙂
We made this for company and they loved it so much they asked for the recipe! Yumm!
This is an excellent dish! The flavors of the sauce really popped and having the crunchy almonds on top was my favorite. I will cook this again! Thank you for helping me find a fish dish that isn't "fishy"!
Sounds fabulous, Tessa! I can eat corn but not wheat or dairy so I will definitely be trying some of your recipes. My cousin is going through testing for celiac disease, too, so I will pass on the URL to her.
All the best!