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Jan 26, 2011 BY Joy McCarthy

Healthy Fish and Chips

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Last weekend, I had a friend over for dinner with the promise that I was going to make him fish and chips that tasted as good as takeout. Guess what? I succeeded! Not only did my meal taste delicious, it was healthy, too!

The fish had a flavourful crunchy outer layer with an essence of coconut that paired beautifully with the sweet potato fries and curry yogurt dip I concocted. This meal gets a 10/10 for flavour and health! Plus, I had fun creating the recipe and giving good old-fashioned fish and chips a healthy makeover.

A bit of a note on cooking oils:

After the saturated fat scare of the 80s, most restaurants switched to vegetable oils in an effort to offer a healthy alternative for deep frying. This was a completely unhealthy strategy since saturated fat, when eaten in small portions, is actually good for us. Take coconut oil for instance!

Vegetable oils, on the other hand, turn rancid when cooked at high temperatures which means anything cooked in them could harm our health. So for this delish dish, I ditched the vegetable oil and pan-seared the fish in organic coconut oil which is one of my favourite oils for cooking! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp organic tamari sauce (wheat-free)
  • 2 filets of white fish (sole, halibut, tilapia)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup spelt or brown rice flour
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Bring one cup of water to a boil with quinoa. Reduce to a simmer (low-temp) and cook with a lid for 12 to 15 minutes (or until the quinoa is done). Add tamari and set aside.
  2. Whisk egg in a bowl and dip fish filets in the egg. Sprinkle fish lightly in flour (this will help the quinoa stick). Then coat the fish with the quinoa.
  3. Heat pan to medium and melt the coconut oil. Place the quinoa-covered filets into the pan and sear each side for five to seven minutes. If the pan is hot enough, the quinoa will stick to the filet. It will form a crunchy layer.

If you want to make the rosemary sweet potato wedges and the curry yogurt dip, prepare them approximately one hour before the fish so they are finished around the same time and you can enjoy them together.

What's your favourite comfort food?

Jan 26, 2011 BY Joy McCarthy
13 Comments
Elizabeth Mazzei   •   January 26, 2012

Thanks for posting this "Perfect 10" recipe. Sweet potato frites and curry dip "oh la la" as the french would say. This will definitely score a 20 at home. I have everything I need to make this delicious meal. A little too early to start making it now ~smile~ it's only 9:20 a.m.

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 26, 2012

Karen Dixon   •   January 27, 2012

Ooh I like the sound of coconut oil! I can't wait to try this recipe!

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Whitney   •   January 23, 2013

I just took this recipe and used avocado instead of fish!!! One of the most delicious things I have had in a while!!

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Noor   •   March 16, 2013

My whole family loved your healthy version of fish & chips! Thank you!! They were truly better than take out! Yum!

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andreja   •   December 9, 2013

Hi Joy Can you please let me know where do you buy your fish or which frozen brands do you use? thanks for your healthy recipes.

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Joy McCarthy   •   December 10, 2013

Mandy Dugas   •   March 21, 2014

Hey Joy! My Aunt recommended that I check out your site and I am for the first time now. She saw your cookbook and said that she thought of me. We eat very healthy aswell and I am write my first cookbook proposal. I love your site! I was just wondering is your Tamari organic? At our local health foods store the wheat free Tamari isn't organic but the regular kind is. So weird. Anyway can you let me know because I would love to get them to order organic wheat free stuff in! Thanks!

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Joy McCarthy   •   March 22, 2014

Ruro   •   December 30, 2017

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