Rinse the fillets and pat them dry with paper towels. Check the fish for bones and remove with tweezers, if necessary. In a food processor, combine the almonds, allspice, salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, and paprika. Pulse until finely ground, but do not over process or the nuts can become oily. In a shallow baking dish, spread out the nut spice mixture. Dredge the fillets in the mixture, one at a time, shaking off the excess.
In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Fry the fillets for about 3 minutes on each side, until light brown. With a slotted spatula, remove the fish to a warm platter or individual serving plates and scatter with the parsley sprigs. Serve with wedges of lemon.
c.1997, M.S. Milliken & S. Feniger, all rights reserved
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