Nut Crusted White Fish with Browned Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving: 2 people

A Word From The Cook

A great way to enjoy any kind of fish (Halibut, Arctic Char or Salmon).   It will become a favourite!


  • 1 lb of White Fish (Halibut is a good option)(rule of thumb is 1/2 lb per person
  • 1/8 cup of roasted almonds chopped or crushed
  • 1/8 cup of roasted hazelnuts chopped or crushed
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt (3-4 grinds of coarse salt)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (4-5 grinds of peppercorns)
  • 1/8 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Lemon Peel (grated)


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F (Roast).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a stone baking pan.
  3. Chop Almonds, Hazelnuts and Sunflower Seeds (coarse chop)
  4. Combine the chopped nuts with salt, pepper and coriander seeds and spread out on a large dinner plate.
  5. Place the egg whites (I use the store bought egg whites in a carton) into a shallow bowl for dipping the fish in.   Slightly beat the eggs to make the fluffy / bubbly.
  6. Dip the fish into the egg whites and then place top side into the nut mixture, pressing to ensure the fish is well covered with the nuts.
  7. Place the nut covered fish onto the baking sheet.   Roast in oven for 14 minutes.
  8. Turn over to broil and broil for 2 additional minutes.
  9. While the fish is baking, melt the butter in a small pan.   Melt the butter over medium-low heat, it will first sizzle and then turn brownish.   Gently whisk the butter until it turns a medium brown.    Be careful not to over ‘melt’ it as it will burn quickly.
  10. Remove from heat, add the zest from the lemon and whisk well.
  11. Spoon 1 Tbsp (or more) of the butter over each piece of fish.
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