The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cajun Fish Fillet

      When I first met my husband, he swore up & down that he absolutely hated fish. It didn't matter the kind, he refused to try it. It didn't make sense, because he is most adventurous when it comes to everything else food-related. So I decided that the issue wasn't the fish itself, but perhaps that he had just never had fish that was cooked well.

      Lo & behold, it turns out that the husband DOES like fish. It just has to be a good recipe. This cajun fish is perfect for anybody who "doesn't like fish" - because its so flavourful that the "fishiness" is removed. He actually said its one of his most favourite foods! I served this fish with brown rice & steamed asparagus, which complimented the spiciness of the fish perfectly. 

1 1/2 pounds sole or another whitefish
1/2 cup potato flakes
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 egg
lemon wedges to serve

1. Preheat indoor griddle. Spray with Pam or use a few tbsp of butter to grease pan.
1. In a pie plate (or similar-sized pan), combine potato flakes, flour, cajun seasoning, chili powder & cayenne pepper.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg.
3. Dip each piece of fish in egg, then into potato flake mixture to coat.
4. Cook on grill for 4 minutes per side, until fish is flaky but not overcooked. You may find it helpful to dot grill with butter during cooking to keep batter moist & prevent it from burning. Serve with lemon wedges.

Serves 3-4.

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