Almond Meal Crusted Cod & Fish Tacos is an easy, delicious, gluten free meal made in 30 minutes flat! Delicious eaten on its own or featured in fish tacos!
Hi Friends! TGIF! Before the weekend comes rolling in I wanted to share this easy recipe with you that we enjoyed for dinner almost all week. I’m really excited about this recipe, you know why? Because it is made with a fish that isn’t tuna or salmon. Don’t get me wrong, those types of fish are extremely good for you, but you know what is also good for you? Variety. Cod is not only a little less expensive then other types of fish but it is a great source of low calorie lean protein and B Vitamins. It’s also much milder than most fish so it’s definitely for those of you that don’t really love seafood. Plus, it isn’t totally devoid of heart healthy omega 3’s, it just doesn’t contain as much as other types of fish.
Because it’s so lean, an almond meal crust, rich in healthy fats and flavor gives life to this otherwise plain vessel. I also added two special seasonings that imparted a slightly spicy kick and rich herb flavor to the crust. You see, a long while back I impulsed purchased a stack of exotic herbs from Trader Joe’s, and in my cabinet they sat until I dusted them off and smelled them to see what I could do with them.
Pilpelchuma spice blend has chili, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, and caraway. I thought that had fish taco written all over it!
Zhou spice blend has coriander leaves, parsley, chili, garlic, cumin, cardamom, cloves. I was less sure about that one, but since I was out of plain parsley I thought I’d put on my adventure pants and see what happened!
It came out perfectly and was the exact flavor I was looking to impart to use in fish tacos as well! For the fish tacos all we did was assemble them with the fish, a pineapple mango salsa, and avocado slices. Bam. Done! A delicious, healthy meal that feels like you went out to a restaurant for fish tacos!
- 2 cups almond MEAL
- 30 ounces cod (or 5 – 6 ounce portions)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (depending on preference)
- 1 teaspoon Pilpelchuma spice blend
- 1 teaspoon Zhou spice blend
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix almond meal and seasonings in a shallow dish. Mix almond milk and egg whites (or just egg whites) in another small shallow dish.
- Pat dry defrosted cod, dip in egg white mixture and then coat in almond meal.
- Place on a parchment paper lined sheet and bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes and remove from oven.
Trying to incorporate more seafood into your diet? Check out four ways to use canned tuna, silverbrite salmon with honey mustard pan sauce, my 6 ingredient shrimp stir fry or my recipe index!