Looking for easy fish recipes that are good for you and taste good, too? Let me help you out. We had fish for dinner last night. Mmm, doesn't it look good? This type of fish is blue hake, but you can use any mild white fish for this simple recipe. So, why should you include fish in your weekly menu? Because it's good for you! It's a good source of protein as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. And it's a great addition to a weight loss diet.
I'll let you in on a personal secret. I recently found out my LDL (bad cholesterol) number is too high. When I looked up ways to help reduce bad cholesterol, adding fish to your diet is one of the suggestions. Now, I like fish and so does my husband, so why I don't serve it more often I don't really know. But I started today and will do my best to include fish every week as I plan my menus.
Back to the recipe. It doesn't have a name, but you can call it "Fish Susan's Way" if you want to. Or substitute your name! It's a two-ingredient recipe (plus the olive oil), so fixing a healthy main course just doesn't get much easier than this.
Fish My Way
* 1 to 2 fish fillets (thawed) per person - use a mild white fish - tilapia is easily available and very affordable
* lemon pepper or your favorite seasoning (I love anything by Mrs. Dash)
* olive oil to cook it in
Preheat a skillet (I use an iron skillet because it simply works best) over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add a drizzle of olive oil (just a little bit) and heat for another minute or so. Carefully add the fish fillets. (Start the thickest ones first so everything gets done at the same time.) Shake a liberal amount of lemon pepper or your favorite seasoning on the fillets. Cook for 5 minutes or so until the edges start to turn white. (If you cook the fish long enough before turning, it won't stick to the pan.) Carefully turn the fillets; shake on some more seasoning. Cook another 3 to 5 minutes until fish pulls apart easily with a fork. Serve immediately.
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