Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Family's Favorite Fish

We already know about the benefits of adding fish to your family's diet. Yet, even with all of this knowledge, somehow my best fish meal fell out of the rotation! Tonight, however, we resurrected one of our favorites which received a big thumbs up from Molly who, with first bite still in her mouth said, "Yea Mommy! Dis is deewishus!"

Aside from high praise from a three-year-old, there's much to love about this particular recipe. First, it only involves six very common ingredients if you don't count the salt and pepper. Second, total time in oven is 10 minutes, barely enough time to set the table. Third, it is very simple. Finally, it really is deewishus.

Buttery Baked Parmesan Fish:
(slightly adapted from Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely)

{Printable recipe HERE}

6 fish filets, fresh or frozen
5 Tablespoons of flour
5 Tablespoons of cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1 stick butter, (8 Tablespoons), melted
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle

Directions: Preheat oven to 400˚.
If your fish filets are frozen, place them in their individually wrapped plastic, into a bowl of cool water. Allow about an hour for them to thaw, but often it doesn't take that long.

In a wide shallow dish (I use a pie plate) mix flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, salt and pepper. 
Set aside. 

Melt butter and pour into a casserole dish. 

Dredge fish filets in the flour/cornmeal mixture making sure that both sides of the fish are well covered. 

Place each filet into the casserole dish, turning each over once to coat with butter on both sides. 
Sprinkle desired amount of parmesan cheese over the fish, 

and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with some veggies and enjoy!

"Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; 
but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish." 
~Mark Twain~


Becky said...

Great fish recipe, but may I have the recipe for the potatoes and corn dish?

Gretchen said...

Certainly, however it's a rice dish that is so creamy it looks like potatoes! I'll put it up next week here and email you the details ASAP! It's ultra yummy, made with coconut milk and peas or corn or both. Can be made with brown rice or white. One of those easy sides we go to often!

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