Almond Encrusted Halibut with Mango Salsa

[recipe title="Mango Salsa" servings="8" time="20 min" difficulty="easy"]

Mango Salsa Ingredients:

  • one mango diced small
  • 1/2 red pepper diced small
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced fine
  • 2 green onions diced small
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • zest and juice of one lime (2 tbsp)

Directions:

You want to make up your salsa in advance so the flavors have time to develop and blend together. I suggest at least a few hours before you want to cook your fish. Basically we add all ingredients in a bowl and stir.

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[recipe title=" Almond Encrusted Halibut" servings="4-6" time="45min" difficulty="easy"]

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 pieces of fresh halibut
  • 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup of thinly sliced almonds chopped medium
  • flour for dusting (I add salt and pepper to this for taste)
  • egg wash for dipping

Directions:

I get my dipping station ready. Take a few eggs and beat together in a bowl with few tablespoons of water. Set aside. Place 1/2 cup or so of flour on a plate. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix. Set Aside. Mix together the panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and almonds.  Place mixture on a plate.

Preheat your frying pan on medium high heat with a tbsp of veg oil and a tbsp of butter.

Ok so now we dry the halibut well with paper towel. Dip in the flour mixture, then the egg wash and finally the star attraction almond mixture.

Note: I used matzo meal instead of panko bread crumbs in this picture.  Just in case you noticed the texture was off. I made this during the days of unleaven bread during passover so I couldn't use panko but normally I would.

Place in your pan and cook till golden brown and flaky. Do not overcook halibut it can dry out very quickly. Cook your fish in batches adding more veg oil/butter to your pan as necessary.

Then you are ready to enjoy with a side of the mango salsa! It is so fresh and yummy :)

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