Almond-Crusted Cod

Ground almonds are a delicious, gluten-free alternative to breadcrumbs in this crunchy coating for cod.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup ground raw almonds
  • 2 cod fillets (6 oz. each)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄2 large lemon


  • Beat the egg whites in a small shallow bowl and set aside.
  • Combine garlic powder, lemon pepper, parsley, salt, pepper, and almonds in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Dip each fillet in egg white and then coat with almond mixture on both sides.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add coated fillets and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cod is golden and flakes easily.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on each fillet before serving.