Fish for Weight Loss

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Fish for Weight Loss Asian Style

Fish for Weight Loss Asian Style

Fish for Weight Loss

by Annette Jones

Eating fish for weight loss is a great choice of food as it is a good source of iron, is low in fat, high in protein and  contains vitamins A, B12 and D and those much needed contains  Omega 3 fatty acids.

Fresh is always best if you can get it in your part of the world, and when shopping for fresh fish, always choose a fish that has clear eyes, plump skin and smells slightly of the sea. A strong smelling fish could mean that it is old so when in doubt choose another one.

For this fish for weight loss recipe I have chosen snapper, a fish caught in my local waters, any white wild caught fish is suitable to use. I love this recipe as it’s quick, tasty and easy to prepare and cook.

Fish for Weight Loss – Asian Style

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh wild caught white fish
  • 1 inch ginger – grated
  • 2 garlic cloves – chopped finely or crushed
  • 2 chillies – seeds removed
  • 1 whole lime – sliced
  • 1 bunch of dill – snapped in half
  • 1 tblspn Olive Oil
  • 1 tspn Tamari*
  • 2 lengths of tin foil
  • Extra olive oil for coating tin foil

Method:

Heat your oven to 180C or 350.

Have your fishmonger (or wherever you buy your fish) gut and scale the fish. I’ve been caught out once going to prepare a whole fish and then realizing it hadn’t been gutted or scaled! A part from the icky bit of gutting (I let my partner take care of this) it’s such a messy job with scales flying everywhere!

Wash your fish inside and out then pat dry with some paper towel.

Place ginger, garlic, chillies into a small container and add in the oil.

Ingredients

Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take the two lengths of tin foil and using a basting brush, brush the oil on the tin foil so the fish doesn’t stick.

Take the fish and make 3-4 small incisions in the skin and flesh. This allows the flavors to penetrate.

Rub the oil mixture inside and outside the fish making sure it’s all covered. I use my hands for this as I find the brush too cumbersome

Stuff the dill in the fish’s cavity along with some of the lime slices, covering the top with the remaining slices.

Fish for Weight Loss - Asian Style

Fish for Weight Loss – Asian Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place the other piece of foil on top of the fish and make it into a parcel, sealing the tin foil together

Fish Parcel

Fish Parcel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked depending on the weight of the fish. Allow 10-15 minutes per lb or 1/2 kg.

I have used chillies without the seeds for a mild flavor rather than heat. If you wish to have that great heat sensation then leave the seeds in. I also used tamari in place of soy sauce our gluten free readers. I am gluten free, but love the soy sauce flavor. I found when I switched I could hardly taste the difference and tamari’s a healthier alternative too.

I specifically mention “wild caught” fish as against farmed fish. Farmed fish are fed pellets with antibiotics contained in them, farmed fish also have a high incidence of disease which easily spreads throughout the pens, don’t know about you but that doesn’t seem natural to me, or healthy!

Once cooked slide the fish onto a serving platter and serve with a fresh salad or vegetables of your choice.

Please enjoy and share with your family and friends!

Fish for Weight Loss - Asian Style

Fish for Weight Loss – Asian Style

 

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