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Healthy Panko Fish Recipe

A Protein-Packed Fish Recipe That Only Takes 20 Minutes to Make

After a tough strength-training session or long run, protein is necessary to help your body recover. Before your hunger overwhelms you, that protein-packed meal needs to come together quickly. This fresh and delicious fish dinner takes less than 20 minutes from prep to plating, but the best part is one serving offers more than 36 grams of protein.

Panko-Crusted Fish Recipe

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness


This recipe calls for halibut, but tilapia or cod fillets are equally delicious using this simple preparation.

Healthy Panko Fish Recipe


  1. For the fish:
    Olive oil cooking spray
    1 1/2 tablespoons Earth Balance spread, melted
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
    2 small halibut fillets
    1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
  1. For the kale salad:
    2 cups chopped curly kale
    1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Spray a small baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small dish, whisk melted Earth Balance, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt well. In a separate dish, make an even layer of panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Take one halibut fillet, and dip it in Earth Balance mixture. Flip the fillet and dip again so both sides are covered.
  4. Press the skinless side of the fillet into panko crumbs, then place the fish skin side down on prepared baking dish. Repeat with other fillet, then sprinkle both with fresh parsley.
  5. Place baking dish into the oven and cook for 13-15 minutes.
  6. While that's cooking, start the salad. Lightly drizzle chopped kale with extra-virgin olive oil, and massage kale with your hands. Keep massaging for 1 minute, and allow kale to sit for about 3 minutes.
  7. To make the dressing, mix Dijon, lemon juice, and 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add the dressing to kale and toss evenly.
  8. To serve, prepare a small bed of half the kale salad and place fish right on top. Enjoy immediately.

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