I have been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet lately. I love fish and seafood in general but did that thing where you eat it for almost every meal and then can’t stand the sight of it for a bit.

Well last week at Costco I decided to purchase some of their lovely looking rainbow trout. I usually just marinade or season my fish and put it in the oven but yesterday I was feeling something different. 

Growing up my babushka (grandmother in Ukrainian) used to make the BEST pan fried fish. Not healthy but so yummy. I wanted to try to recreate the yummyness I knew growing up and whipped up some almond crusted rainbow trout in no time.


  • 2 Rainbow Trout Fillets
  • 2-3 TBS cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or preferred seasoning, I like mine simple)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coconut oil

Making It:

  •  Sprinkle salt & pepper over fillets

You’re going to set up a basic 3 part breading station (it is almost the same technique I used for my chicken fingers there is a good picture tutorial on breading here) On one small plate put your coconut flour down. Next in a shallow dish put your egg whites in. Finally mix your almond meal (flour) with the paprika or any seasonings you’d like to use. Now:

  • Dredge the trout in the coconut flour
  • Then pass it through the egg whites
  • Finally coat it in the almond meal mixture
  • Then melt your coconut oil in a skillet over med-high heat and add fish flipping after about 3-4 min per side depending on the size of your fillets
Sorry the picture isn’t that great

I had this with a really simple tomato and red onion salad with olive oil & red wine vinegar. It was deeeelish! I ate the second fillet for lunch today.

This coating is so easy to do and really versatile. Give it a shot.

Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout
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4 thoughts on “Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout

  • February 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

    this looks AWESOME

  • February 16, 2012 at 3:22 am

    i buy my rainbow trout at costco too 😀 looks amazing sweetie

  • February 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Costco has the best rainbow trout and I think you did a great job with it! Sounds good. Making it now.

    • February 4, 2015 at 7:24 am

      I haven’t had this in a while and now you’ve got me craving it again. Looks like a trip to Costco is in order.


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