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Walnut-Crusted Orange Roughy Recipe

Walnut-Crusted Orange Roughy Recipe

A crispy, crunchy crust and moist, tender fish make this recipe a winner. The dipping sauce is salty-sweet and pairs beautifully with walnuts. Taste of Home Test Kitchen - Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 orange roughy fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce


  • 1. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the walnuts, bread crumbs, sesame seeds and parsley. Dip fish in the flour, egg, then walnut mixture.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook fish in butter in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. In a small bowl, whisk honey and soy sauce; serve with fish. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 425 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 633 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Reviews for Walnut-Crusted Orange Roughy

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"A surprisingly delicious combo. The mix of walnuts, bread crumbs and sesame seeds creates a crunchy and tasty coating. The sauce is an excellent accent. Once the fish was done I put them on a butter coated foil lined cookie sheet and kept warm in the oven until ready to serve dinner. Grocery stores did not have orange roughy so I used tilapia."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Made this one! Hubby is so not a fish eater or my daughter, they both ate it all up. Good one and I used swai."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"Well, my husband is allergic to walnuts so I used peanuts instead and I already had flounder in my freezer but other than that I followed the recipe and my family really liked it. My son was the only exception who liked the fish without the crusty topping. I will definitely make this again. Very easy and quick."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"This was absolutely delicious!!! Crusty and moist. I will not only make it again, but share with friends and family."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"Orange roughy is a great white fish, I find them at Sam's Club in a large bag..

Thank you for this ercipe
Aloha from Hawaii"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"This sounds delicious, but I must point out that roughy is considered an endangered species... Perhaps substitute a different fish?"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

"I made this using Swai. It was delicious and the kids loved it. They have asked for it again already."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.