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Almond-Topped Fish

A co-worker gave me this recipe, but I didn't try it until recently. What a mistake it was to wait! It's easier than dipping, coating and frying—and the flavor is outstanding. Once you've tried this tender fish, you'll never go back to fried. —Heidi Kirsch, Waterloo, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cod or haddock fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • Place butter in a 13x9-in. baking dish; heat in a 400° oven until melted. Spread butter over bottom of dish; cover with onion.
  • Arrange fish over onion; sprinkle with salt, dill and pepper. Combine the Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, parsley and lemon juice; spread over fish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° until fish flakes easily with a fork, 18-20 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 220 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat.

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  • browns19fan
    Mar 8, 2019

    We did not particularly care for this dish. The only changes I made (other than halving the recipe to serve two) were to substitute mozzarella for the Parmesan and a large shallot for the onion. I may try making it again and reducing the cooking time. But our dissatisfaction went beyond the fish’s being slightly overcooked, so maybe not.

  • cookie9659
    Jul 15, 2017

    This recipe is fantastic! I doubled the recipe and only increased the almonds. It was simple and DELICIOUS. My husband and I devoured it. Served it on top of brown and wild rice, asparagus and a spinach salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • rosigreg1
    Oct 20, 2013

    It gets a 5star wow yum yum .. We are hooked ..tried it for the first time today.

  • deborahn
    Apr 16, 2013

    This is sooooo good. It is also easy to make. It has a "good" resataurant mix of flavors, but not the cost. I used Tilapia.

  • kitchensbride
    Mar 21, 2013

    Since finding this receipt have made it several times. This is quick, easy and is delicious. Highly recommend trying this, you will be hooked.

  • MrsJohnG8958
    Feb 18, 2013

    My prediabetic sweetheart loved this!!

  • Loiscooks
    Jan 27, 2012

    This was excellent! I followed someone's suggestion and used basil instead of parsley. I will definitely make this again.

  • Luna5240
    Jan 22, 2011

    My husband Loved this!!

  • scubacas
    Sep 19, 2010

    I'm a big dill fan so I added a little extra...this was terrific!

  • Montana86
    Aug 20, 2010

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