Romance Cooks

Yogurt-Nut-Panko Breaded Fish – Cathy Pegau

Living in a region of Alaska where fishing is the mainstay of the local economy, we eat a lot of salmon, rock fish, cod, and the occasional halibut. Finding new and tasty ways to get my kids to eat fish is a challenge. This recipe was a hit with my more finicky child.

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2 lb. fillet of salmon

1 cup panko bread crumbs

8 oz peach yogurt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup toasted macadamia nuts, crushed, divided

Salt and pepper


Rinse and de-bone fillet. Pat dry. Place on foil-lined baking sheet. Salt and pepper the fillet to taste. Mix yogurt with ½ cup of the nuts. Spread over fillet. Toss panko with the rest of the nuts, garlic powder, and more salt and pepper. Cover yogurt layer with panko-nut mix.

Bake for 15-20 min at 350F, depending on thickness. Check doneness of fish. Return to oven for another 5 more minutes, if necessary. Careful not to over-cook.

**Note: This recipe is very versatile. Just about any fish, any yogurt flavor, any sort of nuts, will work. Desperate one night, we high-graded peanuts, cashews, and almonds from a bag of trail mix and used those in lieu of macadamia nuts, so whatever you have can work.




Liv Braxton’s Felon Rule #1: Don’t get emotionally involved.
Smash-and-grab thieving doesn’t lend itself to getting chummy with the victims, and Liv hasn’t met anyone on the mining colony of Nevarro worth knowing, anyway. So it’s easy to follow her Rules.

Until her ex, Tonio, shows up with an invitation to join him on the job of a lifetime.

Until Zia Talbot, the woman she’s supposed to deceive, turns Liv’s expectations upside down in a way no woman ever has.
Until corporate secrets turn deadly.

But to make things work with Zia, Liv has to do more than break her Rules, and the stakes are higher than just a broken heart…

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