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Pecan Crusted Swai with Herb Crystals

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With our recent effort to eat a healthier diet, I’ve been preparing more fish than ever.  It is such an excellent source of lean protein.  My family gets a little bored with fish, though, so I have to be creative.  I recently purchased some Swai fillets to try out (yah, I had never heard of Swai fish, let alone prepared it).  When I brought them home, Hubs was like, “What are you going to do with those?” and gave me the look that says, “Make it good, or never make it again.”

Ingredients for Pecan Crusted Swai with Herb Crystals

I grabbed the coconut oil, my favorite fish seasoning, some pecans, some sesame seeds, and a bottle of basil Herb Crystals.Preparing Pecan Crusted Swai with Herb Crystals

When it came out of the oven, I served it with a fresh baby spring greens salad. The result was this delectable dish that Hubs AND the kids said, “You can make that again!” Next time I’ll have to make a fourth fillet, because everyone was disappointed that there were no “second.” Oh my yum!  I thought I’d share the recipe, so you can make it, too.

Pecan Crusted Swai with Herb Crystals

Pecan Crusted Swai with Herb Crystals



  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Grease baking dish with coconut oil
  • Placed thawed fillets in dish
  • Sprinkle fillets liberally with 1/2 cup of crushed pecans
  • Sprinkle fillets with 1-2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • Sprinkle fillets with Basil Herb Crystals
  • Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes, until fillets flake easily with fork
  • Garnish with a pinch of Basil Herb Crystals per fillet if desired

Have you ever prepared Swai before?  Or used Herb Crystals?

***I received Herb Crystals to facilitate a review.  Recipe creation and opinions are my own.***

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I just made some red grouper awhile ago that my nephew caught fishing a couple days ago. How I wish I had this to try because I baked it but this sounds great

  2. Yummy! We don’t often have fish… But I might just have to try this!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. We are always looking for fun ways to make fish.

  4. That looks delicious! I’ll have to try it and see if the hubby and kids approve! 🙂

  5. I’ve gotten that “make it good, or never make it again” look before too! The recipe looks delicious, hubby should be VERY happy.

  6. Oh I bet I can do that with another type fish. Love this. Thanks!

  7. We don’t like seafood in our house, but I bet that would be awesome on chicken, too!

  8. We love seafood and fish recipes in our house. That looks delish and we’ll have to try that. I would never have thought to crust it with pecans!

  9. This looks delicious! We get in a boring routine with our fish. I will definitely have to try out your recipe. Kids wanting seconds is always a great sign!

  10. This looks delicious – we love Emerils seasonings. Since we are eating more fish…I am always looking for new recipes.

  11. Yum is looks awesome! I need to try cooking more with coconut oil!

  12. This looks really good! I’ve been eating more fish lately, too.

  13. Ooh these herb crystals sound awesome! Your Swai looks amazing, I need to try it. Yum!

  14. I have that Emeril’s fish rub too, but I’ve never used anything else with it. I love what you did with that fish – I’ll have to try it with some fish I have in the freezer.

  15. This looks so yummy! I am always looking new ways to prepare fish too!

  16. Yum, that looks really good! I love mixing up my crust recipes.

  17. The coating you have makes it look wonderful. I have never tried or heard of this type of fish. It sort of looks like red snapper? Not sure. I love your breading.

  18. Melissa Bowers says:

    Haha, I surely had never heard of Swai before today. I love cooking fish in coconut oil! I am following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, and I have salmon cooked in a little coconut oil on top of salad for lunch almost every day.

  19. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  20. James Robert says:

    I have never heard of that fish at all, usually have a lot of perch when cooking fish. This does look great