Nut-crusted baked fish recipe - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Here’s a quick and easy fish recipe that adds extra crunch and flavour to your catch of the day. Serves 4.


  • 4 firm pieces of fish – Barramundi is excellent for this
  • 1 cup of your favourite mixed nuts (e.g. almonds, pecans, walnuts, macadamias, or use just one nut variety), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Chopped fresh herbs for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C, then line a flat baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Combine the mixed nuts, breadcrumbs, and parsley in a bowl, then season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  3. Now coat the fish. Start by patting the fish dry with a paper towel, then brush each fillet with a layer of Dijon mustard on the top. This is important as it helps the nut mixture stick to the fish.
  4. Press the nut, parsley and breadcrumb mixture onto the mustard-coated side of each fish fillet to create an even layer of nuts.
  5. Drizzle honey (or maple syrup) and olive oil over the fish. The olive oil will help to create a crusty crust!
  6. Place the fish on the baking tray, nut-crust side up and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with lemon wedges, and garnish with whatever herbs you have on hand – dill works well with this recipe.

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