Perch morsels in almond crust

Here we come with the main course for Christmas dinner. Last year we presented a veal roast with candied fruits sauce, but this year we want to propose some fish: morsels of perch in almond crust, lightly spiced with Sichuan pepper berries and Persian blue salt 🙂 .
bocconcini di persico in crosta mandorleThe morsels are very quick to prepare; you can safely bread them even a hour before lunch, making them cook only when you are sitting at the table. So the perch will cook slowly in the oven, while you can enjoy appetisers and the first course with your family 🙂 .

Now that you know three of the dinner recipes, do you want to hazard a guess on the theme we have chosen? To make it a more tasty and intriguing riddle we decided to offer a box of homemade gingerbread to the first one who will guess the theme.

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Perch morsels in almond crust

Cuisine Egg free, Gluten free, Lactose free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Difficulty Easy


  • 1200 g of perch
  • 150 g of almonds
  • 10-15 berries Sichuan pepper
  • white pepper
  • Brown sugar
  • Blue salt of Persia


  1. Chop the almonds together with white pepper and Sichuan pepper.
  2. Cut the perch in morsels of about 3 cm and salt them; we recommend to use the blue salt because it gives a slight spicy aftertaste at the plate, but you can safely use the classic salt 😉 .
  3. Bread the perch with chopped almonds and place the pieces on a baking sheet, making sure they do not touch each other; sprinkle with a little brown sugar.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and let it cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes, then remove the aluminum and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.


Blue salt of persia

This salt is mined in Iran, its particular color is given by the seepage of sylvinite. It’s very tasty, so pay attention to dose it; it leaves a pleasant spicy aftertaste in mouth 🙂 .
You can use it in dishes not only for its spicy taste, but thanks to its blue color also intended to decorate.

If you wish for some news on Sichuan pepper take a look at the bottom recipe of creamy ginger soup recipe.

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