Fish Filet

My new current favorite dish is my own updated spin on a Filet O’ Fish. Sure to please anyone, especially those eating more seafood this month, it’s as simple as a nice piece of cod dusted with almond meal, paprika, and garlic powder, then sautéed and served with my classic Tarragon Tartar MAGIC ELIXIRS, Marinated Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS, and Refrigerator Pickles MAGIC ELIXIRS.

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Fish Filet (Whole30)

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


This take on the Filet O’ Fish is perfect for a Whole30 lunch or weeknight dinner!


For the Tarragon Tartar Sauce MAGIC ELIXIRS:

  • 11/2 cups Whole30 compliant mayo
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cornichons, finely chopped
  • 18 green olives, pitted and finely chopped (I use Cerignola)
  • 11/2 Tbsp fresh tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar, or to taste
  • Tabasco to taste


For the Tarragon Tartar Sauce MAGIC ELIXIRS:

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to combine well.

For the Fish Filet:

Salt and pepper each fish filet well on each side with 1½ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper per filet.

In a bowl, beat the eggs very well with a fork and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the super fine almond meal, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt together.

Making sure not to mix any of the egg mixture in the first bowl with the almond meal mixture in the second bowl (for example, I use my right hand for the egg and my left for the almond meal), one by one, handling each filet minimally and gently, dip each filet in the egg, then remove and drop into the almond meal to cover each thoroughly.

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt the clarified butter. Then add the olive oil to the pan and mix together to combine. 

Add each cod filet to the pan, reduce the heat to medium low, and sauté for 3-4 minutes a side, until just golden brown.

Serve in between two pieces of lettuce with my Refrigerator Pickles, Marinated Onions, and Tarragon Tartar Sauce MAGIC ELIXIRS.

29 thoughts on “Fish Filet

  1. Thanks for the recipes..I appreciate them all..I have clarified butter now too after my first my fault fiasco..Heroine Chicken is a keeper too!

    1. Love that you are loving so many MAGIC ELIXIRS!!

  2. So like you, Teri to be thinking of others and planning delicious food for those of us with Lenten restrictions. Can’t wait to try your flavor-infused fish filets ~ won’t be feeling restricted at all with these for dinner!

    1. Thank you! So happy that this makes you feel good inside and out!

  3. Can’t wait to make this!! Will be perfect for the summer months, too.

    1. It is a great light but filling meal! Perfect for summer!

  4. I made this for lunch today. It was so good!

    1. definitely makes a great lunch!

  5. Made this for dinner last night and can’t wait to make again for lunch today. So delicious! And the tartar sauce–so good!

    1. Such a great idea for lunch leftovers!

  6. Had this for dinner last night … YUM!

    1. Yay! This is one of my favorites!

  7. I made this yeaterday and it was so delicious. I deconstructed it for my pickey kiddos and they devoured it. Thank you for this fantastic whole30 compliant recipe. We have been a whole30 loving family since 2015 and have been doing a recent whole30 starting Sept. 2017 and going strong.

    1. Great! Thank you…so glad you loved it!!

  8. Made this for lunch today and it was a huge hit with everyone!! Everything was absolutely delicious! Thank you!

    1. I’m absolutely delighted

  9. Hi Teri! I’m not a fan of olives, would this still be good without the olives?

    1. It’s going to be different but yes I would add more little pickles and shallots.By basic advice about eating is suspended the thought that you don’t like olives and try the dish anyway

  10. What a beautiful, unique and delicious recipe!
    I pre ordered the No Crumbs Left cookbook because we eat Whole30.
    I wasn’t familiar with any of the recipes.
    I saw my pre-order shipped, so I began to explore the recipes online. This was my first recipe choice to try. Now I can’t wait for the cookbook to arrive tomorrow. Thanks so much for a great recipe. I’m so glad to have found your recipes. Lots of fun.

    1. Thanks so much for the vote of confidence

    2. I so appreciate your support

    3. ❤️❤️

    4. Thank you so much! Thanks for your support!

  11. Ah… I just made the tarter sauce & I may eat the whole bowel before I get finished making the fish!!! Fall On My Face Scrumptious!

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