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Walnut-Crusted Orange Roughy

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 425 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • hkpepin
    Jul 2, 2016

    This was good but I doubt that I would make it again. It turned out a little dry and I had trouble getting the walnuts to stick so I basically piled them on top. I used tilapia and it was 50/50 in my house as to whether or not they liked this dish. Good, but not what I was hoping for.

  • AmyE007
    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.

  • disneydiva198
    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.

  • hondapcgirl1
    Jul 16, 2012

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  • tootgirl
    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.

  • u2rbelinda
    Feb 22, 2010

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

  • trisha7
    Feb 18, 2010

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  • marcelina1953
    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 ercipeAloha from Hawaii

  • dwarner75
    Feb 17, 2010

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

  • Darrel
    Apr 9, 2009

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