Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A great way to have fish without feeling guilty. It tastes good with tartar sauce on the side. I like tilapia, orange roughy or catfish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (4 ounce) fish fillets (your choice)
  • 34 cup seasoned dry bread crumb
  • 13 cup finely chopped nuts, pecan is my choice
  • 1 12 teaspoons lemons, zest of
  • 12 cup low-fat buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Mix breadcrumbs, chopped nuts and lemon zest together, and place on a large plate.
  4. Dip each fish fillet in buttermilk, then into the breadcrumb/nut mix.
  5. Press gently to coat.
  6. Place each fillet on baking sheet, bake 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Most Helpful

Very nice finish for basa fillets. I recommend using fine bread crumbs and adding a bit more seasoning. Loved the lemon zest-what a great touch! I'd recommend finely grated zest.

sugarpea December 16, 2003

Delicious! Only had spice jarred lemon zest, so would be even better with fresh. Thanks, Carole for posting!

Caroline Cooks December 17, 2007