Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

I love fish.

And tasty yummy, savory coatings on my fish.

Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

Like this salmon and this tilapia.  So good.

So I’ve been hard at work (I mean, eating, really) trying to find new low-carb fish recipes.  Instead of using panko, flour or breadcrumbs as a crust for fish, I’ve started using ground almonds.

Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

I also love almonds…so it’s really a win-win for me.  The almonds in this coating go great with the spicy mustard.  Plus, almonds add extra tasty protein to the meal which is awesomeness.

Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

Plus, this recipe is gluten-free if you’re looking for such things.  Yay!

Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

I use a food processor to pulverize the almonds, but you can also just put them in a ziplock bag and pound with a meat pounder or something sturdy like a rolling pin or cup. Also, feel free to use raw or roasted almonds – both are good.

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

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Almond-Crusted Sea Bass
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Here's a super tasty and gluten-free almond-crusted sea bass to enjoy for dinner tonight!
Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: crusted sea bass, sea bass recipe, sea bass recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt to coat the fish
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper to coat the fish
  • 2 4-6 oz sea bass fillets
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds raw or roasted
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic or powdered
  • 1/8 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  1. Add the almonds to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until completely processed. Add the almond crumbles to a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the paprika, granulated garlic and powdered ginger.
  2. Brush the fillets with the spicy mustard until fully coated. Lightly sprinkle the salt and pepper on all sides.
  3. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a deep skillet.
  4. Coat the sea bass with the almond mixture until well-coated. The mustard will help the mixture stick to the fish.
  5. Cook the fish in the pan until golden brown on one side, about 6-8 minutes. Once browned, flip and cook opposite side for another 6-8 minutes. Check the fish to see if it is done by inserting a fork into the flesh and twisting. If it flakes, it's ready. If it is still squishy and not opaque, it's not yet ready so continue to cook, checking every 2 minutes for doneness.
Nutrition Facts
Almond-Crusted Sea Bass
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 164
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.2g28%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 58.9mg20%
Sodium 442.2mg18%
Carbohydrates 7.9g3%
Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 32.9g66%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

4 thoughts on “Almond-Crusted Sea Bass

  1. 5 stars
    Just made this dish and it was amazing – The wife loved it just as much! win-win

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