Dijon Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod Filets

Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy

Switch up your fish routine for this quick 15-minute weeknight dinner featuring Paleo Dijon walnut and almond crusted cod filets.

I am always looking for ways to incorporate more fish into our weekly meal plan, and this recipe sure makes it possible! Cod is budget-friendly when compared to most fish on the market, and it provides a delicious alternative to those more ‘expensive‘ fish.

When searching for cod, you’ll want to make sure it’s wild-caught and sustainably sourced. Unless your budget doesn’t allow for wild-caught cod, try and stay away from farm-raised fish (of all kinds) unless you are personally raising them yourself. Unfortunately, most fish farms are overcrowded (which causes sickness and disease, which increases the need for antibiotics), and are fed artificial foods and supplements.

It’s so important to know where your food is coming from!

If you can not source cod, this recipe works well with just about any protein, two of my favorite protein swap-outs are salmon and chicken! Baking times will vary.

Are you wanting more cod recipes? Try my Paleo Friday Night Fish Fry featuring cod!

You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your Paleo cod filets turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

How to Make Dijon Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod Filets

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make your Paleo cod filets:

cod filets

whole walnuts

whole almonds

Dijon mustard

ground mustard

sea salt

black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

2. Dab cod filets with a paper towel until dry and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

3. Place whole walnuts and almonds into a food processor and pulse in 1-second increments until the tree nuts are finely chopped, set aside.

Tip: You should have an even mixture of chopped nuts and a flour-like crumble.

4. In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, ground mustard, sea salt, and black pepper and generously brush the tops of each cod filets.

5. Next, generously sprinkle with the walnuts and almonds and press down. Flip the cod filet over and repeat.

6. Place the prepared cod filets into the preheated oven and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees and is oblique in the middle.

Tip: Turn the broiler on in the last few minutes for an extra outer crisp!

How to Make Paleo Cod Filets

How to Store Dijon Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod Filets

Cod filets can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days for optimal freshness. When ready to reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place cod filets onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until filets are warm to touch. This will keep the outer crust crisp.

Essential Equipment for Making Dijon Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod Filets

Food Processor – A food processor is needed to pulse the almonds and walnuts into a crumble for the crust. If you do not have a food processor on hand, you could use the pulse setting on your blender or place the tree nuts into a resealable bag and smash the nuts with a rolling pin or a kitchen mallet.

Baking Sheet – Baking sheets are the perfect size for baking a fish filets of any kind! Feel free to use any dish or pan that will fit your cod filets! (Use parchment paper for an easy clean up)!

How to Make Paleo Cod Filets

More Must-Try Paleo Fish Meals

Simple Paleo Salmon – Have dinner ready in 15-minutes flat with this simple salmon recipe! No fancy ingredients! Perfect for quick weeknight meals or date night!

Tuna Salad Boats – A fun take of the traditional tuna salad sandwich. Enjoy your tuna in a bell pepper vessel for a low-carb and gluten-free lunch (or dinner)!

Salmon Patties – The perfect budget-friendly dish when using fresh salmon is out of the question! Wrap your patty in a lettuce wrap or sandwich between homemade paleo buns.

Basic Staples for Making Dijon Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod Filets

Cod Filets – When possible, try and source sustainably caught cod from reputable sources. Avoid farm-raised fish if the budget allows!

Almonds & Walnuts – The crispy crust uses two of my favorite tree nuts to break up the acidity from the Dijon mustard and gives this dish a nutty flavor.

Dijon Mustard – The Dijon mustard in this dish brings a whole new flavor to this dish and pairs well with the almonds and walnuts.

Ground Mustard

Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever is in your kitchen.

Black Pepper – I prefer freshly ground black pepper, but use whatever is in your kitchen!

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How to Make Paleo Cod Filets
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Dijon Walnut and Almond Crusted Cod Filets

Course Dinner, Lunch
Keyword almonds, cod, walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 203kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Dab cod filets with a paper towel until dry and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place whole walnuts and almonds into a food processor and pulse in 1-second increments until the tree nuts are finely chopped, set aside. (You should have an even mixture of chopped nuts and a flour-like crumble).
  • In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, ground mustard, sea salt, and black pepper and generously brush the tops of each cod filets.
  • Next, generously sprinkle with the walnuts and almonds and press down. Flip the cod filet over and repeat.
  • Place the prepared cod filets into the preheated oven and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees and is oblique in the middle.
  • Optional: Turn the broiler on in the last few minutes for an extra outer crisp!

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.