Friday, July 3, 2015

Easy Delicious Baked Whitefish... only 4 ingredients (plus salt & pepper to taste)


Back to something simple!  A super, simple fish dish that can be done (prepped and cooked), in less than an hour.  Even if you don't like "fishy" fish, you'll love this!  I buy Swai fillets (very similar to Basa ) frozen in a big bag at Save Mart for about $3.99/lb.  If you buy any kind of fish very often, you'll know that this is a good deal.  Very light, white, tender fish that does well with minimal seasoning, or a flavorful sauce, and holds up well to grilling, baking, broiling, or sautéing.  The easiest (and my favorite) preparation is baked so here's my recipe:
Ingredients

1Swai fillet per person
Salt
Pepper
Cajun Seasoning
Butter
Fresh Herbs (if desired)


Thaw Swai fillets, drain, and pat excess moisture with paper towels.  Season with a tiny pinch of salt, pepper, and sprinkle very lightly with Cajun seasoning on one side only.  Let sit in fridge for 1/2 hour to an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a baking dish (large enough to fit the fillets in a single layer) with non-stick spray.  Place the fillets in the dish, seasoning side up.  Place 2 - 3 pats of butter on each fillet and top with fresh herbs (if desired). Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until just cooked through.  Ready to serve and delicious!  I like to pair it with some grilled asparagus or sauteed spinach and my easy kicked-up white rice, but use your imagination!

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