The weather may be turning a bit cooler here in Michigan but I”m so not ready to think heavy foods like stew or roasts. What I do still think of is fish! As I’ve stated in the past, I was brought up on an assortment of fish and I could eat it 3 days a week but, my husband on the other hand is not as much of a fan (his dad golfed not fished :)). This recipe for crusted halibut is easy and very delicious. I originally found the recipe in my Cooking Light Magazine but even with their version it was still 11 grams of fat – OUCH. So, as you can imagine, I altered it a bit and it’s still just as delicious! There is a bit of spice to this fish so I pare it with some yellow saffron rice or I take white rice and after it’s cooked I quickly add some chopped fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice, cover the pan and let it sit for 5 min before I fluff the rice. Enjoy! For comments/questions 1lowfatdiva@gmaillcom
- 1 cup fat-free half & half
- 1/4 cup egg beaters
- 2 cups cornflakes, finely crushed
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light
- 4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
- 4 lemon wedges
To Prepare Fish:
- combine milk and egg white in a shallow dish, stirring well with a whisk. Combine cornflakes, flour, salt, and black pepper in another shallow dish.
- Heat 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip fish in milk mixture, and dredge in cornflake mixture. Add fish to pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side ( I also spray each side with Pam Butter Flavored as I’m cooking it to crisp up the coating) or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Top with Aioli or serve with lemon wedges
Making the Aioli: combine 2 Tlb. minced fresh cilantro, 3 Tlb. low fat mayonnaise, 1 serrano chili seeded and minced, and minced garlic and a squirt of fresh lime juice in a small bowl. Stir well. Place in frig so flavors can blend while fish cooks.
I have also put the fish on a ciabatta roll and served it as a sandwich. Very delicious as main meal or lunch time!