Almond-&-Lemon-Crusted Fish with Spinach

Almond-&-Lemon-Crusted Fish with Spinach

Coating fish with nuts and baking it is an easy, foolproof way to cook it elegantly. And it is especially nice with a mild white fish like cod or halibut. The spinach turns a little yellowy because it’s cooked with the acidic lemon juice, but what you lose in green color is more than made up for in great flavor.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Calcium High Potassium Low Calorie Low Carbohydrate Low Cholesterol Low Saturated Fat

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 25 min 25 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dillor 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 te extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • Freshly ground pepperto taste
  • 1 1/4 pounds cod(see Tip) or halibut, cut into 4 portions
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, slivered
  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • Lemon wedgesfor garnish

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine lemon zest, almonds, dill, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place fish on the prepared baking sheet and spread each portion with 1 teaspoon mustard. Divide the almond mixture among the portions, pressing it onto the mustard.

Step 3

Bake the fish until opaque in the center, about 7 to 9 minutes, depending on thickness.

Step 4

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not brown, about 30 seconds. Stir in spinach, lemon juice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; season with pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the spinach is just wilted, 2 to 4 minutes. Cover to keep warm. Serve the fish with the spinach and lemon wedges, if desired.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 249
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: