My Kitchen: Almond Crusted Fish

My Kitchen: Almond Crusted Fish


Hello and welcome to my kitchen. Today we’re
going to talk about proteins and we’re going to make an
almond crusted fish. The dietary guidelines recommends that we get more lean protein in
our diet. Lean protein includes things like beans, skinless
chicken, lean beef and pork and fish. So before we get started
lets wash our hands and surfaces. Make sure to wash your workspaces and your
hands before getting started. Ok now we’re going to gather our ingredients
and get ready to prepare our almond crusted fish. What
we have with us today is we have some tilapia which is a white fish; you could use any kind
of fish that your family enjoys. We also have some sliced
almonds; almonds are a great source of good for you fats.
I have some light margarine; you could use any kind of oil, some Worcestershire, some
lemon juice, a little bit of fresh crushed pepper and some
paprika. But first what we’re going to do is I just
pulled this tilapia out of the refrigerator, it’s important that you
keep your fish in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it, or if it’s frozen, let
it thaw out in the refrigerator overnight, take it out of the
freezer, put it in the refrigerator and then just pat it dry so it’s
ready to go in the pan. I went ahead and sprayed this pan ahead of
time with some cooking spray so that the fish won’t stick to
it. So now I’m just simply going to put this fish, which is an excellent source of
lean protein into the pan, and then we’re going to make our topping
to go with it. Really you can use any kind of fish, whatever’s
on sale at the grocery store would be perfect for this recipe. Put that in your pan, arrange
that nicely. Then we’re just going to set this tilapia
aside here until we get our topping made. So now we’re going to
put our light margarine, like I said you can use oil if that’s what you prefer, into
the bowl. We’re going to add just a little bit of lemon juice
we’re going to add some Worcestershire paprika which gives some nice color on top
of that white fish and some great flavor and some pepper.
We’re just going to whisk that up so it gets all mixed up and then we’re going to
toss in our almonds. And like I said before the almonds, are an
excellent source of good fats so you add that to your lean
protein, put some almonds in there and just toss that in there and get all those almonds
coated with all that goodness. And then we’re just going
to take our fish again here and we’re just going to spoon this
almond mixture on top of this, oh it smells so wonderful. We’re going to make sure we
get a little seasoning and a little bit of that oil and
lemon juice um all over each one of these pieces of tilapia then
we’re just going to place this tilapia in the oven.
Okay, let’s check our fish and see how it’s doing. Oh, it looks beautiful and it smells
wonderful but the only way to really know if it’s done is
to check it with a food thermometer so we’re going to set it right
up here and what we want to do is stick the food thermometer in at least an inch into
the side of the thickest part, let me get a fork to hold on
to it here and 145 degrees that’s perfect. You’ll also know
because the fish will be kind of flaky in texture.
So now that we have these nice caramelized almonds and the fish is already to go what
I would suggest is you just can serve it up, serve it with
a nice side salad or any kind of vegetable but this is a great way
to get your lean protein in to any to any meal and it smells great and I’m sure it
tastes wonderful.

One thought on “My Kitchen: Almond Crusted Fish

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *