Gluten Free Fish Ideas

There are many gluten-free fish ideas that you can add to your collection of delicious home recipes. Fish is high in protein and provides the benefits of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Gluten is also a protein but provides no essential nutrients and it can trigger an immune response in people with celiac disease. Cornstarch and rice flour are among the substitutes for gluten in fish recipes. Cooks in Connecticut can always rely on City Fish Market for fresh fish that will maximize the success of any gluten free fish recipe.

In case you are on the fence about going gluten-free, see risk factors for celiac disease and additional reasons to go gluten-free. A gluten-free fish recipe and links to other gluten free fish ideas are also below.

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Risk Factors for Celiac Disease

A gluten-free diet is essential for individuals who have or are at risk for celiac disease. The following are among the common risk factors for celiac disease:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • A family member has had celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Down syndrome or Turner syndrome

5 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free

Even if you don’t have cause to believe that celiac disease is a likely threat to yourself or family members, there are plenty of good reasons to try gluten free fish ideas, including the following:

  1. Gluten can trigger inflammation, which can aggravate arthritis and many other painful conditions.
  2. Wheat is one of the grains you avoid with gluten-free fish recipes, and wheat is a top allergen. You could be giving your system a break by avoiding wheat.
  3. Research shows that going gluten-free can reduce the antibodies associated with developing autoimmune thyroid disease.
  4. Gluten sensitivity exists among non-celiacs. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include an upset stomach, headaches, irregular bowel movements, joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, and numbness in the extremities, to name a few.
  5. The ability to absorb nutrients from your diet could be blocked if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Gluten Free Fish and Chips Recipe

Serves 4
30 minutes total time:

  • 10-minute prep time
  • 20-minute cook time



  • 2-3 cod fillets, approximately 1-1.5 lbs, thawed if previously frozen
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • 1 lb baby potatoes, halved, any color works!
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Tartar Sauce

  • ½ cup compliant mayo
  • 1.5 tbsp franks red hot
  • 1 large pickle, diced fine
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar


Preheat oven to 425º. Toss potatoes with the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and parsley. Spread out, cut side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast for 10 mins.

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  • Meanwhile, add the egg to a shallow bowl and beat with a fork. Add almond flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to a separate shallow bowl and mix well. Pat your fish dry with a paper towel.
  • Heat the 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil + 1 tbsp ghee in a skillet over medium heat. Dip each piece of cod into the egg to coat, then into the almond flour mixture to coat. Place into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned.
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 400. Push the potatoes aside on the pan, making room in the middle for the fish filets. Add the fish to the pan, then bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the fish flakes when cut and the potatoes are cooked through and crispy.

Tartar Sauce

  • Combine all tartar sauce ingredients and mix well. Can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and will keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Top the fish with the tartar sauce. The potatoes are great with the sauce, too! Enjoy!


calories: 518kcal, carbohydrates: 25g, protein: 30g, fat: 28g, saturated fat: 5g, polyunsaturated fat: 7g, monounsaturated fat: 7g, trans fat: 1g, cholesterol: 56mg, sodium: 1162mg, potassium: 553mg, fiber: 5g, sugar: 2g, vitamin a: 134IU, vitamin c: 30mg, calcium: 177mg, iron: 2mg

You may also want to try these gluten free fish ideas:

Ultimate Gluten Free Fish Sandwich
Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Fried Fish
Baked Fish with Lemony Herbed Breadcrumbs
10 Best Gluten Free Baked Fish Recipes

City Fish Market has the seafood you need to enhance every gluten free fish idea your tastebuds may lead you to try. We stand by our guarantee of seafood freshness. Visit us, contact us using our online form, or call 860-522-3129 today.

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