Low Carb Almond-Crusted Dijon Mahi Mahi Recipe

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This low carb fried fish is certain to kill any cravings for carb-y, crispy, flour-battered fish fry. Almond-Crusted Dijon Mahi Mahi has only 10 grams of carbs and is ready to eat in about 15 mins. It's that simple! This super low carb mahi mahi recipe is sure to be a hit in any household. For one, it's a mild-flavored fish, so your anti-seafooders won't have any trouble with that fishy taste. And with the almond add-on in this recipe, you'll have the most delectable low carb mahi mahi recipe in the neighborhood :) Check out the full recipe below!

Almond-Crusted Dijon Mahi Mahi + Kale Salad

Serves 2


For the fish

  • 2 filets of your choice of fish (I used mahi mahi, but any fish filet will do!)
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

For the salad 

  • 1 bunch of raw kale
  • Feta cheese
  • Thinly sliced raw red onion
  • 1 lemon/lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

2. Mix chopped almonds, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish.

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3. Season the fish filets with a generous amount of salt.

4. Coat filets with Dijon mustard.

5. Dip filets in the almond/paprika/cayenne mixture to coat both sides.

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6. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  (I also added a small spoonful of butter for extra flavor, but butter is completely optional.)

7. Once the oil is hot, place the filets in the skillet and fry until the fish is cooked through. Fish is cooked when it is opaque and breaks easily into flakes when you nudge it with a fork. The almond coating should look brown and crispy.

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8. Serve warm and garnish with lemon or lime.

Side Salad:

1. Wash kale and tear the leaves apart into bite-size pieces.

2. Massage kale until it begins to soften and wilt (about 2-3 minutes). Don’t skip this step! It transforms the kale from bitter to silky and sweet.

3. Place massaged kale and thinly sliced red onion into a large bowl.

4. Squeeze lemon/lime juice over kale & red onion (do this to taste - 1/2 of a lemon or lime may be enough).

5. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.

6. Toss the ingredients together.

7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

8. Serve with a generous topping of feta cheese.

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Carb Count

And the total carb count for this super-rich, delicious, nutrient-packed meal is... 23 grams!
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Rachel Sanchez-Madhur
Jul 23, 2018

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