Fish w/ an Almond, Garlic Lemon Topping (Almondine) - Gluten Free | Whole30 | Paleo

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword fried fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 516 kcal
Author Tessa


  • 1 pound mild white fish like tilapia, sole, or cod
  • 1/2 cup almond milk - unsweetened
  • 1 egg egg egg free option- I have made this without the egg and it turns out fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne omit or reduce if heat sensitive
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour whole30/paleo use cassava flour
  • 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


  1. First, prep the sauce: saute the almonds and garlic over medium heat in the avocado oil until golden and 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.
  2. In a small bowl mix the milk and egg.
  3. In another small bowl, mix the chosen flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  4. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, my cast iron skillet is my favorite for extra crispy coatings!
  5. Dredge the fish fillet in the milk mixture, then the flour, pressing the fillet down to coat the fish evenly.
  6. Saute all fillets in oil until golden, and then flip to the other side, adding more oil as necessary to prevent sticking.
  7. 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!
Nutrition Facts
Fish w/ an Almond, Garlic Lemon Topping (Almondine) - Gluten Free | Whole30 | Paleo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 289mg96%
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.