Fish Baked With Crab Crust

    40 minutes

    Crab mixed with bread crumbs makes an amazingly flavourful crust for baked fish. You may use any type of cheese you like in this recipe.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons chopped red capsicum
    • 2 tablespoons chopped yellow capsicum
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 1/4 hot chilli pepper, seeded and minced
    • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 185g tinned crabmeat, drained and flaked
    • 2 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese
    • 4 fillets white fish, such as hake

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, red capsicum, yellow capsicum, spring onions, jalapeno, butter, crabmeat and mozzarella cheese. Arrange fish fillets in a single layer in a 20x30cm baking dish. Spread the crumb topping evenly over the fish.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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    To date I have tried and reviewed hundreds of recipes on this site and without a doubt this recipe is one of the best, if not THE best. Also, I have had crab crusted grouper in restaurants all over the country, and I can't think of one as enjoyable as this. I made small changes, like substituting green pepper for the jalapeno, but ths recipe is absolutely perfect as it stands. For personal preference, however, I doubled the topping. I salted and peppered the filets before topping with the crab, then drizzled with a little melted butter before popping it into the oven. Finally, after baking I gave it a quick finish under the broiler just to brown and crisp the top. As for flavor, don't be fooled by the lack of seasoning in the recipe. It's clear the peppers, onions and Parmesan provide all the flavor you need. Hubby and I couldnt't have enjoyed it more. Simply beautiful and simply delicious.  -  25 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent grouper - my friends and family loved it. Added chopped garlic and shallot and an extra can of crab meat as well as an italian blend of grated cheeses. You will not be disappointed with this recipe. Served it with baked asparagus and an orange and scallion salad.  -  12 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Oh my goodness, this was even more delicious than the few times I had grouper in the past at top-notch restaurants! The only changes that I made were the following: I used cheddar cheese instead of mozz, and I used Italian Seasonings breadcrumbs as opposed to the ones the recipe called for. For those of you who do not have Parmesan Breadcrumbs, just add 1 tsp. of Italian Seasoning and a tsp. of (grated) parmesan cheese, and it's the same difference. This recipe is spectacular!  -  16 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)