Keto Crusted Orange Roughy Fish

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.

Keto Crusted Orange Roughy Fish
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
  • 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
  1. 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).

  2. In another bowl, add ground sesame seeds and/or ground pork rinds with seasoning.

  3. 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.

  4. See NOTE for adding lemon-garlic-butter sauce over fish before serving.

Recipe Notes

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.