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Dijon and Almond–Crusted Halibut with Lemon and Parsley

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Dijon and Almond–Crusted Halibut with Lemon and Parsley
Go fish! Alaskan halibut features firm, flakey white meat and a delicately sweet flavor. For a richer, more luxurious version, use macadamia nuts in place of the almonds.
Makes 4 servings
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a plate.
  • Season the halibut with the salt and pepper; brush the flesh side of each fillet with 1 teaspoon of the mustard. Dip the mustard side of each fillet into the almonds, pressing firmly to help the nuts adhere. Place the fillets, nut-crusted side facing up, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the halibut until the fish flakes easily with a fork and the nuts are browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • Combine the parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil in a small bowl. Spoon over the fish and serve immediately.
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