Good concept, poor execution. Followed the recipe as written and ended up with uneven coating that fell off and uneven toasting of the coating with some places burned. I have a similar recipe for chicken that I will follow next time: toast panko in a pan prior to mixing with the spices; dredge in flour followed by egg whites and panko mix and bake on a baking rack placed on a sheet pan instead of broiling in a broiler pan. This fixes the uneven coating and uneven cooking. On a positive note, my 3 year old and 1 year old loved it.
Crispy Fish with Lemon-Dill Sauce
Panko is the secret ingredient that makes these crispy, oven-fried fish fillets a family favorite. The lemon-dill sauce is the perfect compliment and great for dipping. For sustainability reasons, be sure to choose Alaskan cod, or substitute halibut or even tilapia.
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Total: 30 Minutes
- Calories: 245
- Fat: 5.2g
- Saturated fat: 0.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
- Protein: 34.5g
- Carbohydrate: 11.5g
- Fiber: 0.8g
- Cholesterol: 63mg
- Iron: 0.7mg
- Sodium: 580mg
- Calcium: 18mg
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless cod fillets
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/8 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
- Lemon wedges
- 1. Preheat broiler to high.
- 2. Place egg whites in a shallow dish. Combine panko, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Sprinkle fish evenly with pepper and salt. Dip each fillet in egg white, then dredge in panko mixture; place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
- 3. Combine mayonnaise, pickle, lemon juice, and dill. Serve with fish and lemon wedges.
- Wine note: This dish requires a wine with acidity to cut through the breading and also to act like a final spritz of lemon. Waterbrook 2008 Pinot Gris from Washington state's Columbia Valley ($12) does all that with a touch of fruit. —Sara Schneider
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