Pan-Fried Fish with Mediterranean Sauce Recipe

Coat fish fillets in almonds for delicious crunch!

This simple pan-fried fish dish doesn’t need a lot of ingredients: choose your favorite white fish fillet, coat it in almonds, and serve it with a light vegetable salsa on the side. 


Pan-Fried Fish with Mediterranean Sauce Recipe

Mira Angeles
Coat fish fillets in almonds for delicious crunch!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


Pan-Fried Fish with Mediterranean Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 cups tomatoes Cored and sliced into thin wedges
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves fresh, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 red onion small, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers rinsed, drained, and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup red or yellow bell peppers roasted, chopped coarsely
  • 12 olives pitted, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 kilo white fish fillets (sole, dory, or tilapia),
  • 1/2 Cup almond slivers
  • 1/4 Cup cooking oil


  • Make the sauce: Place tomatoes in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently. Set aside for at least 1 hour. Adjust seasoning, if desired.
  • Mix cornstarch, flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Beat egg in another bowl.
  • Dredge fish in flour mixture, dip in egg, and coat with almond slivers.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan-fry fish until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  • Place fish on a plate and top with the sauce.
Keyword pan-fried fish recipe, Fish and Seafood
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