Sole with Almonds and Panko

We’ve never made sole for you before. Not that you can’t do this with another fish, but the recipe called for sole, and the supermarket has some frozen wild caught kosher sole, so I decided it was fate, I had to make a sole recipe to share with everyone.┬áThis is an easy meal, especially if you have fish in the freezer. I loved the sweet and salty taste of the crumb mixture! Sometimes, I just like to have a light dinner, and this fits the bill. Serve it with your favorite vegetable side dish, and that’s dinner!

Great last minute dinner, and you can substitute any nut you want for it. So if someone in your house doesn’t like almonds, try cashews or pecans. Yum!


  • 4 sole filets (I used frozen)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup flavorless oil (I used safflower)


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Prepare topping: pour the almonds into a bowl and crush with your hands to form coarse crumbs.

3. Add the bread crumbs, maple syrup, and oil.

4. Mix together to form a glossy, crumbly mixture, adding more syrup or oil if too dry.

5. Pat the filets dry and arrange them on a baking sheet dish, season both sides with salt.

6. Pat the crumb mixture onto the fish, dividing evenly amond all the filets

7. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.

  • Yum. I love nut crusted fish, pistachios and pecans are my current favorites but the combination of almonds and maple syrup sounds delicious too.

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    Great idea! I love how you baked and didn’t fry the fish.

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    Love how simple this is. I love nut-encrusted fish. Great combo!

  • LilMissCakes

    Anything with maple syrup is perfect to me.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Nut crusted fish is something I enjoy, but for some reason never seem to make for myself. Will have to try this, especially with the combo of maple syrup and almonds..classic!