Quinoa-Battered Herb-Infused Codfish

Re-invent family favourites with this DILL-icious! recipe. Codfish cloaked in a crispy, flavourful, quinoa batter. This batter protects the flesh of the fish, sealing in both moisture and flavour.

THE HERBS: Often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish, parsley, with its vibrant taste can provide much more than decoration on your plate. Dill, with its wispy green and fernlike leaves, is a unique plant in that both its leaves and seeds are used as a seasoning, and of course in pickling. Dill is great to add to sauces and provides a tangy addition to this fish dish along with the vibrant taste of parsley.

Quinoa-Battered Herb-Infused Codfish

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Serve with your favourite side(s) which could include fries (fish and chips) or with mixed salad leaves.


  • 3 ½ tablespoons quinoa flakes
  • 3 ½ tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves (best to use flat-leaf parsley)
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped dill
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour or coconut flour works as well
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons fish seasoning (optional)
  • 4 fresh codfish fillets (red snapper is a great substitute)
  • 200 ml coconut oil
  • 1 lemon, slice in wedges to serve


Use the freshest possible ingredients when making this dish. In 3 separate bowls:

  1. Mix together in a bowl, quinoa flakes, coconut flakes, fresh parsley and dill.
  2. Pour the flour in a second bowl.
  3. Lightly whisk egg in a third bowl.
  4. Season fish as desired with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and fish seasoning (optional).
  5. Dust fish with the flour mixture.
  6. Coat in egg.
  7. Roll in the crumbs (quinoa flakes, coconut flakes and fresh parsley).
  8. Heat coconut oil in frying pan (use medium heat), and shallow fry fish for 5 – 6 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy.  Drain on paper towel.

See more Cooking Green Goodness and more on how to cook with fresh herbs. Discover flavourful combinations you may not have thought possible, or even just learn about the benefits of a health conscious diet inclusive of leafy greens and green foods. At the very least, you might decide to try something new, and challenge yourself.

After the Post Update
See my Quinoa-Battered Herb-Infused Codfish submitted for the “What Cooking For 2016” food mission, in the Gastropost Toronto newspaper along with other delicious food photos. “From eating more veggies and adding variety to sampling something new or fine-tuning old favourites,” see it here: https://gastropost-files.s3.amazonaws.com/newspaper/toronto/20160115-gastropost-nationalpost.pdf

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