Friday, June 18, 2010
This Must Be Cheating! Pan-Fried Tilapia
Last night I made a variation of Commander Gundry's Pecan Fish (page 254 of Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution). It was so delicious that it felt like cheating. I won't crave fish and chips now that I know I can make this yummy fried fish "breaded" with almond meal.
4 tilapia fillets
1 Cup almond meal
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, plus more for dusting
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1 Cup unsweetened soymilk
2 - 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sprinkle of fresh sage
In a shallow bowl or baking dish, whisk together egg and milk. On a plate or in a shallow baking dish, combine almond meal, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Set out fillets and sprinkle generously on both sides with more Cajun seasoning.
Set up an "assembly line" with the seasoned fish fillets, egg wash, almond meal mixture and an empty plate. One by one, dip a fillet in the egg wash coating both sides then dredge in the almond meal, doing your best to get an even coating and then place on the clean plate.
Once all your fillets are "breaded", generously coat a skillet with olive oil (approximately 2 - 3 tablespoons) and heat on medium high. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side until the outside is golden and the interior is opaque. Sprinkle fillets with fresh thyme and serve with a wedge of lemon. I served the fish with mashed cauliflower, blended with about 2 cups of coarsely chopped fresh spinach... gotta get your greens in!