Pecan-Crusted Baked Fish

A flavourful and crunchy coating makes this baked fish even better than fried! It`s easy to make your own fresh bread crumbs, just grind day-old bread in the food processor.


4 haddock fillets (each fillet about 6 ounces) or any white-fleshed fish
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
About 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely ground pecans
1 sprig thyme, leaves removed and chopped
Pinch cayenne, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, for serving
Lighter Tartar Sauce with Basil


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Prepare a breading station by arranging 3 shallow bowls or pie plates with the following: Flour in the first, beaten eggs in the second, and bread crumbs, pecans, thyme, cayenne, and salt and pepper in the third.

Season the fish with salt and pepper. Dredge fish first in flour then egg mixture and lastly, the bread crumb mixture.

Heat a baking sheet in oven for 5 minutes. When pan is hot drizzle with olive oil. Add fish and drizzle a little olive oil on top of it too.

Bake in oven, turning once, about 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness.

Serve with lemon wedges and Lighter Tartar Sauce with Basil.

Yield: 4 servings.