Yoghurt baked fish with walnut crumb

By: Nikki and Jordan Shearer

A delicious yoghurt baked fish with walnut crumb recipe from MasterChef NZ runners-up Nikki and Jordan Shearer

Serves 4

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Baking fish in yoghurt sounds slightly strange, but we promise you, this dish is divine! The yoghurt and lime juice adds a delicious tanginess while the walnut crumb adds the perfect crunch factor.


  • 4 fish fillets (we used blue cod)

Walnut crumb

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (we used Culley’s 
  • lemon herb panko crumb)
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 70g unsalted butter, melted

Yoghurt sauce

  • 300g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 free range egg, lightly beaten
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • ½ shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • Seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 180°.
  2. In a baking dish, place the fish fillets in a single layer. 
  3. In a small bowl, place all the crumb ingredients and mix until combined. Set aside.
  4. Place all the sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  5. Pour sauce over the fish and sprinkle the crumb over the top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until fish is cooked through and crumb is golden.

A salad to complement

Check out this delicious carrot salad with pomegranate recipe to complement any fish-inspired recipe.

Check out more recipes from Nikki and Jordan Shearer

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