August 31, 2014

Recipe Corner: Easy fish dishes

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By Ginger Isham

Fish dishes are quick to prepare, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and yet are low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium. If you are looking for new recipes to warm the body, try the following:

 

Mexican oven-fried haddock with sauce

1 pound skinless haddock fillets 3/4 inch thick—or cod

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 cup fine crushed tortilla chips, plain

Place fillets in well-oiled baking dish, tucking thin edges underneath. Melt butter and add chili powder and brush on top of fillets. Pat crushed chips on top so will stick. Bake in 450-degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Serve with sauce.

 

Green chili sauce

1 can (14 ounce) sodium free tomatoes, drained

1 can (4 ounce) whole green chili peppers, drained

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 or 3 dashes of hot pepper sauce (optional)

Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend for about 5 seconds until still chunky. Spoon warmed over fish.

 

Spicy hot filets

1/3 cup flour

2 tablespoons cornmeal

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

salt and pepper

1 1/2 pounds haddock, cod or other firm-textured fish

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons canola or olive oil

Combine first six ingredients and salt and pepper. Dip fish pieces into flour mixture. Melt half of butter and oil in skillet. Add half of fish pieces in single layer and fry over medium heat until golden brown for 5-8 minutes, turning once. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Add rest of butter and oil and repeat with other fish pieces.

 

Ginger Isham lives with her husband on a fifth generation family farm on Oak Hill Road.

 
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