Almond Flour Crusted Fried Rockfish Fillets with a Lemon Cream Sauce
Almond flour crusted rockfish fillets topped with a creamy, lemon and garlic sauce will please the pickiest of eaters. Pacific rockfish fillets are dusted with a special blend containing almond flour and fried in avocado oil to create a golden brown, crispy crust on each fish fillet.
Almond Flour Crusted RockFish Ingredients
- 2 rockfish fillets, about 1 pound
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup unflavored, whey protein powder
- 1/2 cup avocado oil for frying
Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon
- 1 teaspoon salt
Almond Flour Crusted Fried Rockfish Fillets with a Lemon Cream Sauce Directions
About 15 minutes prior to cooking, season rockfish fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
Dredge in flour
In a shallow dish or plate, combine almond flour and protein powder. Dredge each fillet in the flour mixture until fully coated on the outside.
Fry fresh fish in oil
Add avocado oil to a large skillet and heat to medium heat. (You know when your oil is hot enough when a crumb of almond flour thrown into the skillet sizzles.) Add each fillet to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Make sure not to overcrowd the skillet. Have about 1 1/2 inch distance between each fillet. You may need to work in batches if your skillet is too small.
Flip, fry and dry
Flip rockfish fillet over to cook the other side until golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to catch excess oil.
Make lemon garlic cream sauce
To make the sauce, heat avocado oil in a medium saucepan or skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add in white wine and lemon juice. Let cook for 1-2 minutes until liquid has reduced. Stir in heavy cream. Continue cooking until mixture thickens. Stir in butter until melted. Add salt and tarragon. Continue cooking until sauce coats the back of your spoon. Sprinkle rock fish with more fresh herbs, fresh cracked black pepper and lemon slices when plated.
This was phenomenal. The sauce was light and flavorful and the fish fried up so nicely. We would definitely do this one again!
It doesn’t look like that brand of whey protein powder has an unflavored version. I am just seeing chocolate and vanilla. I couldn’t find an unflavored brand at the grocery store either so I am going to just try it without.
The protein powder that I am using now is by Isopure. They make a zero carb, unflavored protein powder. I have updated the link. 🙂