Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Baked Fish...Almost as Good as Fried!

Clean, Clean, Organize, Clean! Today I will be cleaning our house to get it ready for mom, Gongie and Ivy's visit! Yea! Yesterday was a mess! We had an exterminator come to get rid of these yucky bugs we had in our kitchen...eww! We had to take all of our dishes, cups, food, etc out of our kitchen the night before. Our kitchen has more stuff in it than any other room in our house. We had dishes everywhere! I couldn't even move or see the TV... Then I had to be out of the house for 4 hours after they set off the "bomb." I ran a few errands, went to Nordstrom's rack and found some cheap bras, and then went to Starbucks and did my bible studies for a few hours. It was actually nice to make myself get out and about! The only good thing that came out of the extermination, besides bugs being gone YEA, is I was able to reorganize my kitchen to fit my needs a little better. When we first moved in we put things in random places, but now that I have been cooking in there for a while I know where things should be. Here are some pictures so you can see how many dishes we actually have! I haven't counted yet, but I think I could feed about 30 people and we only have room for 3 people at our table! I keep saying to Jeffrey, "One day hunny we will have a party...." haha.

I made this fish a few nights ago, and it was so good! Jeffrey will not eat fried food, so when working with breading I have a hard time making it crunchy. The Panko makes this fish so crispy you would think it is fried!

Baked Fish
2-3 Fish Fillets (I used Tilapia, but you could you Cod, Catfish, etc)
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp corn starch
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup butter milk (I didn't have milk or butter milk but I had half and half so I put a little water and about 1 Tb vinegar into 1/3 cup half and half to create my own buttermilk substitute)
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 Tb corn meal

Create your batter by whisking the flour, corn starch, baking powder, egg, buttermilk, salt and peppers in a bowl.

In a separate dish mix the panko and corn meal. After mixing them I moved the crumbs into a baking dish so that I could turn the fish easier.

Rinse and dry fish fillets.
Create an assembly line, dip the dish in the batter then cover with panko bread crumbs then put into a greased baking dish.

Once all fish is battered use Olive Oil baking spray (PAM) to spray a light amount of oil over fish.

Bake in the oven on 400 for 15-20 mins. (pull out when golden)
Serve with lemon wedges, and ketchup!

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