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Crab-Topped Fish Fillets


  • 4 sole or cod fillets or fish fillets of your choice (6 ounces each)
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained and flaked, or 1 cup imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • Paprika, optional


  • 1. Place fillets in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the crab, cheese, mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  • 2. Drain cooking juices from baking dish; spoon crab mixture over fillets. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Sprinkle with almonds and paprika if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 429 calories, 31g fat (6g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1063mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.


Average Rating:
  • cast_iron_king
    Jun 5, 2019
    This recipe is very similar to our favorite Tilapia Parmesan recipe, so I was intrigued to try it, and I wasn't disappointed! The addition of crab really changed the flavor profile of the dish. Obviously, I used tilapia instead of cod, and I cut the recipe in half because I'm cooking for two. My tilapia fillets were a little thin, so instead of baking them first, I broiled them for a couple minutes each side and then added the topping and broiled for two more minutes. They turned out beautiful and delicious! Excellent recipe!
  • Appy_Girl
    May 20, 2019
    This was such a tasty recipe. I also reduced the amount of mayonnaise and the amount of parm cheese to just 1/3 cup each. I used fresh jumbo lump crabmeat. I also used some Old Bay to the crab mixture. I lightly sautéed the fish then topped with the crab mixture and put both right into the oven. A most lovely meal. VFE.
  • annrms
    May 19, 2019
    DH prepared a TOH recipe for "Crab-Topped Fish Fillets" last night. He used frozen cod loins; we like them because of their uniform thickness. I patted them dry with many, many paper towels...worth the effort...did not have to drain cooking juices. Used king crab that I thawed and shelled...also patted it dry well. Followed advice of one reviewer about using less mayo.
  • bicktasw
    May 9, 2019
    As soon as I took this out of the oven I KNEW it would be a big hit! I used Basa (also known as Swai) instead of cod and added a sliced green onion to the imitation crab mixture. I did not top it with the almonds because my husband cannot eat nuts..... It reminded me of the cheesy imitation crab dish that you can find at the Chinese buffet. I will surely make this again ....... and again...... and again! Perfect for a quick yet elegant meal for family or company. 5 stars for sure! Susan Bickta Volunteer Field Editor
  • homemadewithlove
    May 2, 2019
    A favorite with my husband. Made as is and served with rice and salad. Love the almonds with the crab.
  • Allison
    Mar 31, 2019
    This was quick and easy to throw together. I toasted the almonds wondering how they were going to add anything, and man did they ever. Absolutely add the toasted almonds, they add great flavor. I'll be making this again.
  • wrenjen523
    Dec 31, 1969

    I didn't use nuts, because I couldn't be bothered. I picked the recipe, then read the reviews on here, and I was expecting it to be better than it was. I think in the future I'll use approximately half the mayonnaise. It was just Ok, not WOW! but so quick and easy I'm likely to make it again. I had it ready to go before the oven was done preheating. I just wish it was the kind of recipe that would be good cold, or good for work the next day.

  • ldaluz
    Dec 4, 2012

    Easy and very good!! I don't like fish very much but this is one recipe I will make again!

  • JackieMG
    Feb 16, 2011

    I've made this a couple of times for myself (as I'm a widow & live alone) & it is delicious! I use cod filets & shredded mild cheddar/jack cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese & do not use nuts, as I don't care for any kind of nuts w/seafood.

  • katlaydee3
    Oct 3, 2010

    Loved this recipe! I used Orange Roughy and followed the recipe exactly. Quick and easy, will make again for sure.

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