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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins."
-Dave Barry, Columnist

The refrigerator light goes on...

Melba toast is amazing as breading! Fried fish doesnít have to be fried to taste like fried fish.

Melba Toast

Melba toast is said to have been created in 1897 by renowned chef Auguste Escoffier for the famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. It is alleged that he created the recipe when she was ill (while Escoffier was chef at the Ritz where Dame Melba lived). Peach Melba is also named for her.

The toast is thinly sliced white bread that has been toasted until it is very crisp. It is widely available now and mostly served with hors d'oeuvres. The dryness of the toast makes it perfect as a breading for recipes, such as this one, that are normally deep fried (see also Chile Rellenos Recipe). It should be ground in a food processor or blender until it is coarse crumbs with rice sized chunks remaining.

3 pieces melba toast = 50 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 2g protein, 11g carbohydrates, 90mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Oven Fried Fish - Low Sodium Version



Servings = 4 | Serving size =1 4-ounce piece fish

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

Leftovers keep well for 2 days. This recipe can easily be halved by using 1/4 cup egg substitute in place of the egg and egg white. Allow to cool before refrigerating.

Not on a low-sodium diet? Here's the standard Oven Fried Fish.

Serve with Potato Vinaigrette Salad or Roasted Yams with Rosemary or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Roasted Corn on the Cob or Red Potato Salad or Healthy French Fries or Purple Potato Salad or Roasted Yams with Rosemary - Low Sodium Version

AND

Serve with Waldorf Salad or Roasted Eggplant Salad or Cole Slaw or Healthy Caesar Salad or Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing or Zucchini Salad

1 large egg
1 medium egg white
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 box (5 ounces) plain melba toast
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 4 ounce fish filets (tilapia, cod, whiting)
spray oil

Preheat oven to 375įF. Place a large non-stick cookie sheet or skillet in the oven.

Place the fish filets on a stack of three paper towels so that they are not touching each other. Cover with there more paper towels and press down slightly so that as much of the fish is in contact with the towel.

Place the egg, egg white and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.

In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, place the melba toast, salt and black pepper and process until small crumbs. Leave some pieces about the size of currants.

Dredge a fish filet in the egg mixture, coating thoroughly. Dredge in the breadcrumbs, patting and turning frequently until well coated.

Dredge the coated fish in the egg wash a second time and then coat again with breadcrumbs.

Remove the cookie sheet or skillet from the oven and spray lightly with oil. Place the fish in the pan so that the fillets donít touch each other. Spray the top of the fish lightly and then place in oven. Bake for 3 minutes and then turn. Spray the top of each fish filet lightly with the oil. Bake 5 minutes more and then turn again. Spray lightly with the oil again and bake for about 6 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 fish filet

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 258 Calories from Fat 29
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 26g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 582 mg
Magnesium 62 mg