Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust
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.
No matter how you normally like to eat white fish, today’s recipe is a simple 5-ingredient wonder you are going to LOVE.
Although pan-fried snapper or grilled Mahi Mahi
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.
If you are a fish novice, baking is your best bet.
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.
Everything Bagel Seasoning
We are crazy over this simple Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust recipe made with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
The seasoning creates the zest base of the crust and provides so much flavor and crunch!
You can put this crust on any white fish and it will taste amazing.
Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust Ingredients
- White Fish. Your favorite variety… Cod, halibut, mackerel, flounder, 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.
- 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 easy, it is sure to become a family staple!
Plus, it’s super lean, gluten, grain free, dairy free, paleo and ketogenic friendly.
- Dry the fish.
Patit with paper towels so the exterior is dry before you coat it.
- Mix the crust. Measure the ingredients into a small bowl and mix with your fingers.
- Brush the fish. Coat the fish with a very thin layer of mayonnaise.
- Sprinkle, Pat, or Dunk. Apply the crust coating to the fish fillets in whatever way is easiest to you. If your fish fillets are thick and easy to handle, you can dip them in the coating.
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Baked Fish Q&A
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!
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
Oh, there are so many! Cod, grouper, halibut, haddock, sea bass, orange roughy, sole, flounder, tilapia, ono, pollack, just to name a few.
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.
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.
When fish is perfectly cooked, it looks slightly puffed, moist, and even weepy. It might also have a crack or two in the crust. If it looks dry it is over cooked.
Yes! Especially if you use a healthy crust or sauce. Fish is full of vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats.
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- Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro
Baked White Fish with Everything Bagel Crust
- 4 white fish fillets (halibut, cod, sea bass, grouper)
- 4 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (or paleo mayo)
- 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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