It’s May, summer’s coming fast, and we know you’re thinking about pesky diets and shedding pounds…but, c’mon, don’t let that stop you from eating delicious food! Eating healthy does not have to mean eating bland and eating boring, we promise.
With this fresh fish recipe, your body and your tastebuds will be thanking you, it’s guaranteed! Who knew you could be happy and healthy, without ditching the good eats?! Well…we did.
Spiced Crusted Salmon with Ginger–Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
You can also use Halibut, Sea Bass or any other firm fish. Bake, Sauté or Grill the fish. You decide!
Spice Crusted Fish
1 pound fresh fish of your choice
2 Tablespoons fennel seed
2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon smoked or coarse sea salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil (divided)
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place fennel and coriander seeds in a strong plastic bag and crush using a mallet. Add salt and pepper and combine together to make spice rub.
Clean and pat dry fish, place on a baking sheet and smear with olive oil and then garlic. Generously sprinkle fish with spiced rub and refrigerate for 1 hour or so.
If cooking in a sauté pan, sprinkle rub on both sides of fish with olive oil and garlic. Heat pan with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and cook fish about 3 – 4 minutes per side depending on thickness of fish.
If you are baking or grilling fish the rub is sufficient on one side.
Bake or grill for 20 minutes.
Ginger-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
¾ cup non-fat Greek plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced and peeled
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined.
Serve with fish