Fabulous Fast Fish Dinner

September 17, 2012

By Anna Varriano

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I hear a lot of people saying they should eat more fish, but they don’t know how to prepare it, other than BBQing salmon. Here’s a quick and delicious fish dinner that my family loves.

I hope you enjoy it too!

Step 1: Prep

IMG_1086Put equal amounts of butter, coconut oil, and olive oil in a large skillet (about 2 TBSP of each).

Take 2 large fillets of your favourite white fish (we used one and a half fillets of haddock to feed 3), and coat it in a tablespoon or two of plain, organic kefir (or yogurt, or buttermilk, or eggs, or skip this step…it just helps the coating to stick better).

IMG_1087Make the coating: I used about 1/4 cup of almond meal (almond flour), a tsp of turmeric (great anti-inflammatory spice), and a pinch of salt and pepper. You can use any combo of spices or dried herbs you like. Curry would be yummy!


Turn the pieces of fish in the coating mixture until they’re more or less covered.


Step 2: Cooking

IMG_1091Turn the stove to medium/medium-low heat, and once the oils is ready (fish sizzles when it touches the oil), add the fish and cook until golden (about 5 minutes per side). I added a bit of water after I turned the fish the first time to add a bit of steam cooking action.


Step 3: Extras

IMG_1092While the fish is cooking, make a salad. I found some gorgeous arugula at Produce Depot today. To this, I added 3 or 4 chopped up spring onions, a diced avocado, the fresh-squeezed juice of a lime, a couple of TBSP of cold expeller-pressed extra virgin olive oil, and some Herbamare (a combo of sea salt and dried herbs). While I didn’t have any on hand when I photographed this meal in the making, I usually add some cubed fresh pineapple to the salad. It tastes great with the fish, and pineapple contains bromelain which assists with the digestion of protein.


Step 4: Serving

Mix up the salad and put a generous pile on the plate. Put a piece of fish on it, garnish with a few lemon wedges (which the diner can squeeze to add some fresh lemon juice to the fish and salad if desired), and enjoy!

Also check out the recipe on my Facebook page.

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