Almond lemon crusted fish with spinach

Recipe Information

Almond lemon crusted fish with spinach is a delicious Mediterranean recipe usually served as a main dish. It requires about 15 minutes of prep time and about 10 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 25 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered easy. This recipe will yield 4 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 4
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Cod; Halibut; Spinach
Category Seafood; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon, divided

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 1/4 pounds Pacific cod or halibut cut into 4 portions

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 cloves garlic, slivered

  • 1 pound baby spinach

  • Lemon wedges for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • In a small bowl, mix lemon zest, almonds, dill, a tablespoon of oil, half a teaspoon of salt, and black pepper. Lay fish on baking sheet and spread one teaspoon of mustard on each portion. Press the almond mixture onto the mustard.

  • Bake the fish 7-9 minutes until cooked, depending on its thickness.

  • Heat remaining oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook garlic 30 seconds, then stir in spinach, lemon juice, remaining salt, and pepper. Cook 2-4 minutes until spinach is just wilted. Serve the fish with spinach and lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 249 cal

  • Total fat: 13g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 46mg

  • Sodium: 496mg

  • Carbohydrate: 2g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Protein: 28g