Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Entree: Crunchy Coated Fish with Dill Sauce

Another good recipe out of Robin Asbell's New Whole Grains Cookbook. This is a nice version of a cod, halibut, or tilapia. 
Dill sauce to left and Fish on right

1 clove garlic
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, washed and dried
half of a 10-ounce box of firm-style silken tofu
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


2 brown rice cakes
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
4 small (halibut or other firm fish) fillets, 6 ounces each



  1. In a food processor, mince the garlic and parsley. 
  2. Add the tofu, and puree. Scrape down the sides and keep processing until it is completely smooth. 
  3. Add the lemon juice, dill, and salt, scrape down, and process to mix. 
  4. Pour the olive oil slowly through the tube with the motor running. 
  5. Scrape the tofu sauce into a bowl and reserve, then wash the processor bowl, and dry it well.


  1. Break the brown rice cakes into pieces and put into the food processor bowl. Pulse to break the pieces into rice-size bits. Transfer the rice cake bits to a pie pan or plate. 
  2. In another pie pan, whisk the egg. Heat the oil until it shimmers. 
  3. Coat the fish fillets in the egg mixture, then in the rice cake bits, and put them in the hot pan. After the pan returns to a sizzle, reduce the heat to medium. 
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for thick fillets, less for thinner ones.
  5. Serve hot, with the sauce in little bowls for dipping.

Other Details:
  • Serves 4. 

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