Happy Thursday loves! I’m getting to the blog a little later this morning… sorry for those checking up to see if they won the copy of Operation Beautiful… I’ll get to announcing the winner, right after I tell you about my delicious dinner (unintentional rhyme- score!)
I wish I could say I created this recipe (I didn’t), but it’s one of my favorites and if you haven’t tried it, you must! It’s from Cooking Light and it has wonderful flavor and crunch and is 100% man-approved!
Cornflake Encrusted Halibut with Chile-Cilantro Aoili
The first step is to make the aoili (which I love because it’s so easy but makes the dish sound so fancy!). Gather your indgredients…
1 Tbsp minced fresh Cilantro
3 Tbsp Fat Free Mayo
1 Serrano Chile, seeded and minced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Mix all those ingredients together and put in fridge to chill. Easy squeezy.
The it’s time to set up the assembly line.
Take your 4 (6 oz) Halibut Fillets and put them on a plate. Then set up a shallow dish that includes:
2 cups Corn Flakes, crushed up
or use these…
1/4 c all purpose flour (if you use whole wheat, let me know how it works!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Mis all those dry ingredients together.
Then in another shallow dish combine 1 c skim milk with 1 egg white, beaten.
Remember those eggs I had for breakfast???…SHOOT.
Luckily I discovered it works just fine without the egg white 🙂
Another side note:
Halibut is expensive!! It’s $21/lb right now. Eeks! But I bought mine in the frozen section for $9.49 and let it defrost on the fridge for a day- WAHOO budget friendly!!
Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil over medium in a large pan. Then take each fillet and dip it in the milk/egg mixture, dredge it through the cornflake mixture, and set it in the pan.
Cook for 4 minutes on each side, until it is flaky on the inside.
Plate each fillet with 1 Tbsp of aoili and a lemon wedge. Dig in!
1 fillet, 1 Tbsp aoili & 1 lemon wedge
11 g fat
25 g carb
40 g protein
I served mine with a simple arugula salad and sweet potato chips
Ok, ok, enough delay! (another rhyme… so sorry)
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Please send me an email with your address so I can mail you your copy of Operation Beautiful!
Thank you all so much for entering, and I highly encourage everyone to get a copy of Caitlin’s inspirational book!
I’m buying a new book today… I’m going to finally read
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Have you read this? Did it influence the way you eat?
Oooh that egg picture cracked me up. You are such a phenomenal cook!
Autumn @ Good Eats Girl says
Dinner looks awesome!!! I love the pic of you about the egg!
I purchased and read that book about 3 months ago. It was SO GOOD. I already basically eat according to his philosophy, but it definitely made me think about how I could improve. It is very well written.
Also, I would suggest watching Food, Inc. It is a very good documentary along the lines of ‘In the Defense of Food’ and reveals a lot about our food industry. There is also lots of interviews with michael pollan in the movie, which it why they two should be watched/read around the same time.
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
$21/lb?!?! That’s insane!! Looks absolutely delicious, though- like something you’d get in a restaurant 🙂 Yum!!
Holly @ couchpotatoathlete says
Enjoy the book, I hope to read it soon.
Your fish looks fabulous, its crazy how expensive it is!
I’ve never read it, but I have heard it is a very good book.
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says
I’ve read it! (Does listening to it on my IPod while at the gym count?) I loved it, actually. It spawned a lot of great conversations. I did find that because I was already so informed about the food industry and food/nutrition in general, I was able to reinforce what I knew and apply everything easily to my style of eating. I definitely think more about processed “stuff” vs. FOOD (as in “real” food) now. I will be anxious to know your thoughts!
Also, watch Food, Inc. if you get a chance.
I have not seen these corn flake crumbs before. We used to do this when I was a kid, but we smooshed our own flakes. 🙂 I love the idea of the chile and cilantro. mmm I have In Defense of Food awaiting me at home right now. I need to get to it asap before I have to return it to the library.
that looks so good!
Fish looks fab, going to try it one day. I love cooking light.com recipes. Many of them are simple, but really good.
Baking Serendipity says
Looks delicious! I love new ways to bread fish. Cornflakes and halibut is a winner, I’m sure 🙂
Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum says
I have totally been wanting to see that movie and/or read the book. Just last night, after seeing a clip of the movie, I was inspired to make my salad from more “whole foods” and less processed… like olive oil for instead of my usual bottled dressing. 🙂