recipe: polenta and almond crusted fish fingers

recipe: polenta and almond crusted fish fingers

petite kitchen: polenta and almond crusted fish fingers

By Eleanor Ozich

My children just love these quinoa and almond coated fish fingers. It’s a simple recipe with only a few basic ingredients, although a tasty combination, I have to admit. You could even make double the recipe, popping a batch in the freezer for a later date.


500 g white fish, cut in to fingers
a handful of parsley, finely chopped
¾ cup almond meal
½ cup polenta
1 tsp sea salt
2 free-range eggs

For the yoghurt sauce:
1 cup thick natural yoghurt
a large handful of fresh parsley, chives and mint, finely sliced

To make

In a small bowl, combine the yoghurt and herbs, and set aside. 

In a large, shallow bowl, combine the parsley, almond meal, polenta and sea salt.

In a separate bowl, add the eggs, and beat lightly.

Dip each piece of fish into the egg, then coat in the almond meal mixture.

Heat a pan, and add a tablespoon or two of butter. Grill the fish for 2–3 minutes on each side, or until golden, and cooked through.

Serve warm, with the herbed yoghurt sauce for dipping.

Serves 2 as a main, of 4 as a snack. Enjoy! x