A few weeks ago, I decided to have “fish taco Friday.” I’m not Catholic, but several of my friends are, so why not get in on the fish eating fun?
Fish is such an easy thing to make, whether you bake it, grill it, or broil it. For my experiment, I decided on a common white fish, tilapia. I cooked it on the stove in about 10 minutes. So easy and pretty healthy!! Definitely give it a try if you are looking for a filling and healthy meal that doesn’t require an extensive run to the grocery store. Here is my recipe:
1/2 pound orange roughy filet
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 bay leaf
Dash of chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic salt to taste
Shredded red cabbage
Pico de gallo
In a medium size bowl, combine filet, buttermilk, 2 garlic cloves, bay leaf, chili powder, salt and pepper, and 1/2 lime juice. Let marinate in fridge for about an hour.
Once done marinating, pour panko crumbs into a seperate bowl and dip each piece of fish into the crumbs. I don’t coat the filet entirely (trying to save on calories), but I do give it enough coating to give it a crispy “fried” texture. On the stove, combine olive oil, bell peppers, and 1 clove garlic. Let cook for about two minutes. Add the filets to the mixture on the stove. Cook about 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat, or until fish is white and flaky.
For my salsa, I prefer home-made pico del gallo. It is super easy, just takes a little time to chop.
Pico de Gallo
3 roma tomatos finely chopped
3/4 yellow onion finely chopped
1/2 bunch of cilantro finely chopped
1 serrano pepper finely chopped
salt and pepper
Everything here is done to taste. Let it refrigerate for several hours so all the flavors can blend.