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All those ideas are great. I do a fish topping that is yumm but takes a little doing...
Roast a few red peppers on an open flame or oven. Peel. Slice thin. Add a few black olives,capers,olive oil and balsamic. Go easy on the balsamic though, it has sugar. Serve over grilled fish or shrimp.
And don't forget the fried Radishes that was recently discussed on another thread. It was suggested that they can replace "fries" or "chips". I can't wait to try that.
Jo, some wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 12/9/2010 (21:37)
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Roasted asparagus goes with almost any type of fish and is LC.
OK, I LOVE LOVE LOVE fried fish, and Fries. I have a low carb replacement for you. This is for deep frying, and is so yummy!! I use Flax meal, and it is very similar in texture to cornmeal.
Hot Sauce (optional)
Tilapia fillets or your favorite fish fillets.
I used 2 eggs and 1/4 cup each of the flax/almond/parm and that was enough to coat 7 good sized fillets.
Mix first 3 ingredients together. Mix eggs and optional Hot sauce (I recommend Frank's Hot Sauce). Dip the fish in the eggs, shake off excess, then coat with the flax mixture. Deep fry in Canola or Peanut oil.
Each piece of fish has 2 net carbs.
There are 2 options for "fries." I believe Nursec was the one who posted the idea to deep fry frozen green beans until they are brown. I just threw them in the oil. They do indeed taste like fries! Nursec posted a fry seasoning on here somewhere, but I just used my french fry seasoning, or just some salt would be good when they come out.
Another option is to make zuccini fries. Cut zucchini into fry shapes, and dredge them in the coating recipe, above, and deep fry them.
I would fry the veggies first, and put them in the oven to keep warm while you're frying the fish. That way the veggies won't taste fishy.
If you don't want to fry everything. You could roast veggies. Roasted Broccolli and cauliflower are great together. I roast them until they are getting really brown in spots. They'll have a nice nutty, sweet flavor when they come out. Salt them with some sea salt. I like a lot of salt, but I know that's not healthy.
Have a salad, or make some creamy low carb cole slaw with it.
Edited by: BRISAR at: 12/9/2010 (16:15)
some great ideas here to tyr next time we have fish.
weight loss goals:
I would first say that I am not a fish cooking expert. But, here are some thoughts:
1. I LOVE breaded fish. Some low fat ideas are to drag them in egg or whipping cream, then drag them in a blend of ground up pork rinds and parm cheese and spices. Another way I cook is to put each filet into alum. foil. Put ranch dressing onto it with your favorite vegetables: Broccoli and cauliflour come to mind, close up each pack, bake on a cookie sheet at 350-375 until the fish is flaky, about 30 minutes. The veges and the fish are very moist.
2. Other side dishes are salad with lc dressing, and avacado, bacon bits, hard boiled egg.
3. Sauteed green beans with bacon bits or a small amount of slivered almonds.
4. spinach in a bowl, with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar. Microwave for 15 seconds. (a huge bowl of spinach will cook down to a very small amount so be sure to cook enough).
5. steamed brocoli or cauliflour with grated parm cheese on top.
That's all I can think of right now. Hope it helps.
When I do fish, I usually just have salad with it - with a variety of lettuce/spinach etc. in it.
Sort of depends on how low carb you are doing - but some hot veggies, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. would all work good too.
Sorry I can't be more creative - I've gotten really lazy in my old age!! When I do fish, a lot of times, I'll use about 1Tbsp of finely crushed Fiber One cereal - rub some salad dressing or mayo on the fish, coat it with the crumbs and fry in a little butter. The cereal stays crisp and gives it a nice coating. It only takes a very small amount.. you just want a wee bit of crunch... not heavy like you'd get in a restaurant.
Incidentally, the Fiber One works well to make chicken strips and fish sticks, things like that too. - even fried mozarella sticks... Just go easy on it! But of course, if you're strictly NO carb, then that wouldn't work - I try and allow myself about 50 grams per day.
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Help me please carbies, I am cooking some whiting fish for dinner tonight and I can't figure out what sounds good as side items. In the past when I make this dinner it was fish, fries and usually corn on the cob. I haven't really tried to eat a low carb fish meal yet. Help me complete my dinner meal please!!!!!!
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