Almond-crusted New Zealand Hoki with Honey Lemon Butter

INGREDIENTS:Butter
20 oz. honey
30 oz. butter or margarine
3 Tbsps. grated lemon zest
Sliced almonds as needed for garnish

Fish
48 6 oz. portions Hoki fillets, thawed
3 lbs. almonds, chopped
2 lbs. butter, melted, cooledDIRECTIONS:1. For Butter: Blend honey, butter and zest together until smooth. Portion into 1 oz. containers, garnish with two slices of almonds, cover and chill until service.

2. For Fish: Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse fillets under cold water. Pat dry. Dip fillets in melted butter then in chopped almonds. Place fillets on greased baking sheets and bake approximately 10 minutes or until fish just flakes with a fork. Serve fish hot with honey lemon butter.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:Calories 540 (66% from fat); Fat 40g (sat. 18g); Protein 36g; Carbohydrates 15g; Sodium 350mg; Cholesterol 145mg; Fiber 3g
SERVINGS:48 servingsFrom:Recipe submitted to FM from the New Zealand Fishing Industry Board
PHOTO CREDIT:Photo Credit: NEW ZEALAND FISHING INDUSTRY BOARD