As an advocate of healthy eating I try to eat seafood at least twice a week. Fish is high in omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for many body functions including the formation of cell membranes, hormone production etc. They also help with preventing heart disease and arthritis, I could go on all day on the benefits of eating fish.
Fish can be intimidating to some cooks so my advice is to keep it simple and to buy the freshest fish you can find. Fish should smell like the sea so if there is a little funk I would stay away.
An easy way to cook fish is to broil it and my go to recipe is a lemon herb dressing with fresh herbs and garlic that I put on the fish before broiling. This recipe is so easy and it will have you feeling like a gourmet chef when you are done. For this recipe I used Monk fish which happened to be on sale at Whole foods but you can use any type of fish e.g Sea bass or Salmon.
-You will need 2 cloves garlic, 1 1/2 handfuls fresh parsley, 2 green onions, 1 tsp dry oregano, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp fresh ginger. Mince all the ingredients except the lemon juice in a food processor then add 1/4 cup olive oil and lemon juice.
-Season fish fillets with salt and pepper and place in a lightly oiled shallow baking dish.
-Pour dressing over fish and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until fish is done.
I served my fish with spicy Moroccan couscous mixed with cauliflower , bell peppers and carrots. I also added some avocado on the side.
4 Monk fish fillets
1 1/2 handfuls fresh parsley
2 small green onions
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dry oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
– Mince parsley, onions, garlic, ginger in food processor then add olive oil, lemon juice and mix.
-Season fish with salt and pepper and place in shallow baking dish.
-Pour dressing evenly over fish and cook for about 15 minutes or until fish is cooked to our liking.
I promise you will be making this again !