Keto Crusted Orange Roughy Fish
The thing about orange roughy fish is its tenderness and mild flavor. It isn’t a chewy fish, nor does it taste “fishy”, and it can be cooked up in many ways.
This recipe uses an egg white and lemon-pepper mixture, and the fish is first dipped in that so it’s nice and wet before putting in the sesame-pork rinds crumb mixture. You can use any kind of crumb mixture, but this recipe used a combination of both ground sesame and ground pork rinds, seasoned with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Then the fish is simply placed in a baking dish with a little more lemon squeezed on top, and baked at 350 for 10 minutes. You can also fry in butter over the stove, if desired.
- 2 Orange roughy fish
- 2 Eggs, egg whites
- 1 TB Lemon juice
- 1/2 Tsp Grated lemon rinds
- 1 cup Sesame seeds, ground (and/or) ground pork rinds
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning
In a bowl, beat / whisk egg whites until fluffy. Add pepper and 1/2 of lemon juice measurement (save rest for sprinkling over top of fish later).
In another bowl, add ground sesame seeds and/or ground pork rinds with seasoning.
Coat fish with egg mixture, then coat in crumb mixture. Put in a (greased) baking dish and sprinkle a little more lemon juice on top. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Sprinkle more lemon juice over top of fish before serving, if desired.
See NOTE for adding lemon-garlic-butter sauce over fish before serving.
Can make a lemon-butter-garlic sauce to serve over fish before serving. In a pot, add 2 TB butter with some lemon juice and garlic powder and stir until heated.