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White Fish with Tahini-Almond Sauce



Tahini, honey and almonds give a middle-east flair to white fish.

Serves 4


1/3 cup tahini*
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 fillets (16 oz) white fish (flounder, dover sole, tilapia)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup raw sliced almonds
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped


In a medium bowl, whisk in the tahini, honey, lemon juice, water, and olive oil. Set aside.

Place the fish in an ovenproof dish and season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce all over it, making sure all fillets are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove fish from fridge and sprinkle with the almonds. Bake it uncovered for about 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Top with the cilantro and serve it immediately with a side of garlic jasmine rice and a class of Chardonnay.


*Tahini is simply sesame seed paste. Very commonly used in dishes from the middle-east, it can be easily found at the international section of your grocery store, or sometimes next to the olive oil shelf.  

I have chosen flounder to make this recipe, but other kinds of white fish also work extremely well. Dover sole, tilapia, orange rough, or cod will taste great with this sauce; so choose the freshest fish available and enjoy! Just make sure you adjust the baking time accordingly.

Nutrition Facts:

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 432.4
Total Fat 24.9 g

Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Cholesterol 77.1 mg
Sodium 141.5 mg
Potassium 521.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 17.8 g
Protein 31.9 g


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