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Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust

Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust – This easy baked white fish recipe features a tantalizing everything bagel seasoning crust, and requires only 5-ingredients. PLUS it is paleo and keto friendly!

Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust Recipe (Low Carb, Keto & Paleo)
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Classic Baked White Fish

Good ol’ white fish. We all have a favorite variety.

Some love their crispy catfish dinners, others their poached halibut with cream sauce. There is really no wrong fish dish to call your favorite.

But no matter how you normally like to eat white fish, today’s White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust recipe is a simple 5-ingredient wonder you are going to LOVE.

I am sure you are going to make this easy, healthy, flavorful meal a regular on your family’s menu!

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Why Baking Fish is the Best

Although pan-fried snapper or grilled Mahi Mahi are fabulous, it is my belief that baking fish is the easiest way to produce perfect, moist, flaky fish every single time.

Why? Since the fish is not directly against the heat source, like a hot grill or skillet, it cooks slower and more evenly, even when the oven is set on high heat.

That means it’s harder to over-cook the fish in the oven, than it is on the stovetop or grill. Whether you are a novice cook or a skilled chef, baking is your best bet for consistently delish fish.

Also, it should be stated that perfectly cooked fish should be just barely cooked through. It should be ultra moist, a little firm, and just begging to flake.

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Everything Bagel Seasoning Crust

We are crazy over this simple Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust recipe made with everyone’s favorite Everything Bagel Seasoning.

The seasoning creates the zesty base for the crust, and provides so much flavor and crunch!

I promise, you can put this crust on any white fish – cod, mackerel, flounder, halibut – and it will taste amazing.

How To Make Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust Recipe (Low Carb, Keto & Paleo)

Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust Ingredients

  • White Fish – Your favorite variety: Cod, halibut, mackerel, flounder, grouper, snapper, etc.
  • Mayonnaise – A thin layer of mayo acts as the glue that holds the crust to the fish.
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning – Some brands are called “Everything But The Bagel Seasoning” but you get the picture. The blend should include minced garlic, onions, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. If you can’t find it at the market, you can blend your own!
  • Almond Flour – Just plain ground almonds. Grind your own or pick up a bag from the store.
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning – The simple blend of dehydrated lemon, black pepper, and salt is a great way to add a little extra zest!

How To Make Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust

Guys, this baked fish recipe is so quick and easy, it is sure to become a family staple!

Plus, it’s super lean, gluten, grain free, dairy free, paleo and ketogenic friendly.

  1. Dry the fish. Pat the fish with paper towels so the exterior is dry before you coat it.
  2. Mix the crust. Measure the ingredients into a small bowl and mix with your fingers.
  3. Brush the fish. Coat the fish with a very thin layer of mayonnaise.
  4. Sprinkle, Pat, or Dunk. Apply the crust coating to the fish fillets in whatever way is easiest for you. If your fish fillets are thick and easy to handle, you can dip them in the coating.
  5. Bake!
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Baked Fish Q&A

Is it Better to Bake or Broil Fish?

That depends… If your fish is very thin, you can broil it in a short amount of time to create a crispy exterior. This works particularly well when you are cooking the fish with the skin attached, skin-side-up. Or when cooking thin fish fillets with a crunchy coating. However, if you try to broil thicker fish fillets, the outside might turn too crisp and tough before the inside is cooked through. When in doubt, bake it!

What Kind of Fish is Good for Baking?

Really, all fish varieties you find at the market can be easily baked, no matter the thickness. Baked salmon, sea bass, and grouper are personal favorites.

What Are Examples of White Fish?

Oh, there are so many! Cod, grouper, halibut, haddock, sea bass, orange roughy, sole, flounder, tilapia, ono, pollack, just to name a few.

What is the Best White Fish?

My favorites are sea bass, ono, and grouper. Yet most fresh white fish are light flaky and do not have a fishy flavor. The fishiness comes from sitting around for days in the market. So be sure to buy fish as fresh as possible.

How Long Should You Cook Fish in the Oven?

That all depends on the thickness of your fish fillets. Generally speaking, thin fillets should cook for 10 minutes, while thicker fillets cook for 15+ minutes. Both at 400 degrees F.

How Do You Know When Fish is Done Cooking?

When fish is perfectly cooked, it looks slightly puffed, moist, and even weepy. It might also have a crack or two in the crust. However, if it looks dry it is overcooked.

Is Baked Fish Healthy?

Yes! Especially if you use a healthy crust or sauce. Fish is full of vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats.

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Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust – This easy baked white fish recipe features a tantalizing everything bagel seasoning crust, and requires only 5-ingredients. PLUS it is paleo and keto friendly!
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set the fish fillets on top. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, mix the everything bagel seasoning, almond flour, and lemon pepper.
  • Brush a thin layer of mayonnaise over the top and sides of the fish. Then sprinkle or press the seasoning mixture over the top and sides. (If your fish fillets are thick and easy to handle to could also dip them in the seasoning.)
  • Bake the fish fillets for 10-15 minutes… 10 minutes for thin fillets and 15+ minutes for thick fillets. Serve immediately. 

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Notes

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I do not recommend freezing baked white fish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fillet, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 86mg, Sodium: 114mg, Potassium: 699mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 250IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 260mg, Iron: 6.6mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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11 comments on “Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust”

  1. Healthy & so tasty! I have learned to really like fish, so I am excited to have this recipe! The crust is amazing on the fish!

  2. Oh my, this looks incredibly delicious!!! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. I love baked fish, and this everything bagel crust is amazing!! :)

  4. I’m dairy free right now – what can I use in place of the mayo? Just olive oil?

  5. I made mine with grouper and it was fabulous! Another way to use my favorite seasoning ever.

  6. I have been addicted to everything bagel seasoning since it came out. This recipe is genius. I love all the crunch and seasoning that it adds to the crust making otherwise blend white fish SO flavorful.

  7. That is the best coating I have ever had on fish!

  8. This is genius! Love, love, love this!

  9. My mom used to make delicious salmon smeared in mayo so I had to try your recipe! We LOVED it…plus it was so darn easy!

  10. Such a easy and delicious dinner.