RECIPE: Almond Crusted Cod with Lemon and Garlic
I am about to toot my own horn because this turned out amazing! After buying some gorgeous Cod from Wild Alaskan I was searching for something fun and new to do with it that would feel decadent but still be a clean and healthful meal. After reading a ton of recipes online, and digging through my pantry, I came up with this easy meal that was ready in under 30 minutes! I made it in the air fryer but you could also do this in the oven on parchment paper. It was delicious over a kale salad with lemon vinaigrette and was so incredibly filling and delicious.
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Cod is a thick, meaty white fish and not particularly "fishy" for those who don't want the flavor or a smelly kitchen! We like it because cod it's loaded with protein (19 grams in a 3 oz serving!) and vitamin B12, B6 and niacin. Also, cod is a lower mercury fish than its some of its counterparts like swordfish and mackerel.
If you don't get it delivered, what should you look for when buying cod? We always check Seafood Watch to find out what to look for for clean, sustainable seafood. Their recommendations for buying clean cod say to look for Pacific cod from Alaska which is why Wild Alaskan is a great option. There is a long list of cod to avoid, specifically from Newfoundland, the Atlantic Ocean near Maine, Russia and Japan.
This recipe is gluten and grain free, paleo, and positively delicious! I had it on the table in 30 minutes which makes it a perfect weeknight option!
Almond Crusted Cod with Garlic and Lemon
2 6 oz wild cod filets
1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill almond flour
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp French Picnic salt from Beautiful Briny Sea or make your own blend of equal parts salt, dry mustard, garlic powder and Herbs de Provence
If not using an air fryer preheat oven to 400 F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper
Beat one egg with the juice of one lemon. Dip cod in lemon egg mixture.
In a separate bowl mix almond flour and salt blend. Coat cod thoroughly in the almond flour crust
In a small saucepan, heat two tablespoons oil, the juice of one lemon, and 2 cloves of minced garlic.
Once the flavor is infused with the garlic, drizzle or spray the cod with a tsp of oil. Reserve extra oil.
Air fry or bake at 400 for 15-20 min.