Friday, May 2, 2014

Almond-Crusted Bass (G)

We are fortunate to have a neighbor who loves to fish. He presented us with fresh-caught bass. Even more wonderful, he filleted them for us.

I did not want anything to compete with the mild flavor of this fresh-water fish, and decided to coat the outside in almond meal. Sometimes the most simple methods are the best!

You might wonder what ingredients are in almond meal - I will tell you - finely ground almonds! If almond meal is not available in your area, buy whole almonds or almond pieces and put them in a food processor or Vita Mix and pulse until just finely ground, but not clumped together.

Almond meal will enhance the flavor of fish, pork, fruit or vegetables.

Almond-Crusted Bass
Bass Filets (or other fish of your choice)
Almond meal
Himalayan pink salt (or salt of your choice)
Griddle/grill for a outdoor grill
Vegetable spray
Rinse fish and blot lightly with a paper towel. Put almond meal in a plastic bag, (quantity will depend on the amount of fish, but 1-2 T per filet should be adequate). Shake bag gently to allow the almond meal to coat the outside of the fish. Remove coated fish pieces to a platter. Continue with remaining pieces of fish. Sprinkle coated fish with a pinch of pink salt.
Heat grill to med-hot. Place grill/griddle on surface and close the lid for 5 min. Lift lid, spray griddle surface. With tongs, gently lay fish filets on griddle. Close lid. Depending on the thickness of the fish pieces, cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove to a platter and serve.


  1. Sounds great! I bet that neighbor would have liked a sample!

    1. sorry, we ate it so fast, it was gone before we knew it! Send more fish! Sequence Happy Dancer

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