Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon plus 11⁄2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • cup all-purpose our
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp thyme
  • 1 pound cat fish, cut into 4 portions
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Heat 1 tablespoon oil and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds and garlic and cook until both are just beginning to brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Set aside.

Combine milk and egg in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, combine flour, salt, cayenne, and thyme. Dip fish in the milk mixture, then in the flour mixture; shake off any excess flour. (Discard any leftover mixtures.)

Heat the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook until lightly browned and opaque in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Return the almond-garlic sauce to the stove over medium heat. Add lemon juice and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the fish and sprinkle with parsley.