Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 3 fish sticks, 2 tablespoons sauce, and 1 lime wedge)

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cover and chill.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 3

Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and spread evenly with oil; heat in oven 12 minutes.

Step 4

Combine flour and black pepper in a shallow dish. Combine 1/2 cup beer, mustard blend, lime juice, egg whites, and egg in a shallow dish; stir with a whisk until foamy. Place panko, pumpkinseeds, cumin, and chipotle pepper in a food processor; pulse 20 times or until coarse crumbs form. Place panko mixture in a shallow dish.

Step 5

Sprinkle fish evenly with salt. Working with one piece at a time, dredge fish in flour mixture. Dip in egg mixture, and dredge in panko mixture until completely covered.

Step 6

Remove preheated baking sheet from oven; place fish on pan, and return to oven. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once. Serve immediately with sauce and lime wedges.

Step 7

Sustainable Choice: If Pacific halibut is not available, you can use Alaskan pollack and U.S. Pacific cod as alternatives.

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Ratings & Reviews

KathrynNC's Review

October 03, 2013
We enjoyed the more unique taste to the "breading" on the fish and loved the dipping sauce. We felt that the amount of flour and beer mixture it calls for left a lot of waste, so may try reducing in the future. Would be very likely to make this dish again! (Recommendation: use non-stick foil on baking sheet to help prevent anything sticking.)

Renee5732's Review

May 16, 2013
I made the sauce from this recipe and it was awesome! Nicely tangy.

Stephanie222222's Review

November 15, 2012
Made this with a few little tweaks. Overall it was really good. I used a pumpkin ale - was fun and got to drink the rest of the bottle. Used tilapia instead of cod. Didn't make the dipping sauce. Had to use more panko bread crumbs than it called for to cover all the pieces. Used more salt too. The seasonings were way off here. I substituted smoked sweet paprika instead cumin. Only used 2 whole eggs not 2 egg whites plus one whole one. Used a baking sheet and my cookie cooling rack one on top of the other to get them extra crispy without using extra oil over the top.... lets the air circulate better in the oven. Didn't stick at all yay! My toddler loved it and will definitely make it again (increasing the spices by at least double).

BrendaLRGale's Review

October 08, 2011
Fancy? Not really. They were a little too earthy for my taste, and the cod seemed chewy. What saved it was the dipping sauce. YUM! High pts, too, at 11. Not really worth all the effort or points!

danmarkrem's Review

August 29, 2011
This was really good. I don't think this is a good enough recipe to use with halibut, but it's definitely good for a less expensive fish like cod. I followed the recipe exactly and couldn't get the fish really crispy. Next time I'm going to try and skip coating the pan in oil and directly spray the fish with canola oil right before baking and see if that helps get it crispier.

user's Review

June 22, 2011

lucyford22's Review

May 26, 2011