Ah, the New Year. Don’t we all wish for something lighter to eat after all that holiday indulgence? How about lovely flaky white fish fillets topped with crunchy crumbs with a slight hint of garlic and lime? This dish is never heavy like a fried fish dish might be. It’s a favorite adapted from Cooking Light (here’s the original recipe), which I’ve lightened it up even further by leaving off the melted butter and simply spraying the breadcrumbs with cooking spray to get them to crisp up. I highly recommend Japanese panko crumbs for this – they’re sort of pre-crunchy already – but you can use any breadcrumbs you like. Also, this is seriously easy. Five minutes of prep, and 20 minutes later you are enjoying the crispy crunchiness!
Fish tacos in a restaurant are often deep-fried, crunchy treats and I sometimes enjoy them when I eat out. However, I’m not about to replicate that situation at home, because there’s a healthy alternative, which I’m about to share with you, and did I mention I’m scared of deep frying? It’s a fear I don’t try to very hard to overcome, since I certainly don’t need more deep fried foods in my life!
So here’s my answer: Zesty lime-cumin fish, marinated and gently sauteed to perfection. Fill up these guilt-free tacos along with some fresh veggies and guacamole, if you like that sort of thing. And no scary deep frying!