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Pecan Crusted Orange Roughy

I am always looking for ways to make fish differently. The thing is that when I find a good recipe I tend to make it over and over and over…My husband loves when I use panko bread crumbs so I decided to use that and kick it up a notch. Orange roughy is a really tasty, white flakey fish. This recipe can used with any white filet, like flounder, tilapia, snapper etc. Orange Roughy was on sale at my supermarket this week so I bought it. At a restaurant the other night I had almond crusted brook trout. It was delicious. So I decided to used crushed pecans with my orange roughy. It was really the first time I tried making it myself. It came out incredible! I could have eaten another filet easily. I used soy flour in this recipe also as it’s lower in carbs but feel free to use regular or whole wheat flour.

INGREDIENTS:

14 ounces orange roughy (2 filets)

¼ cup soy flour

¼ cup fat-free half-and-half (or any milk you choose)

1 egg

½ cup chopped pecans

½ cup seasoned panko bread crumbs

salt & pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat.

2. Combine the pecans and bread crumbs on one plate. Combine the milk and egg in another bowl. Place flour on a plate.

3. Season the fish with salt and pepper and dredge in the soy flour. Then dip the fish into the egg/milk mixture and then bread crumbs/pecans.

4. Add oil to hot pan. Add fish to hot oil and cook 3-5 minutes on each side until fish flakes easily.  Coating should be golden brown.

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Garlic Parmesan Orange Roughy

When I started writing this blog about 6 months ago I really just wanted to put the recipes down that I have accumulated over the years. I had been posting my dinner photos on Facebook and people kept asking for recipes so here I am! I’ve discovered so many cool blogs about food, drink, life etc. recently and love it. I’m making some new “blog friends” from all over the country. It’s great. I just joined The Petite Chef also. And from that site I found last nights main dish for dinner. I had some orange roughy and I didn’t want to make the same old thing so I searched and came up with today’s dish. It was posted by Food Corner and it was a huge hit! Garlic Parmesan Orange Roughy was delicious. I did change a couple of things slightly though. I added some fresh chopped Italian parsley to my topping and used a butter substitute rather than real butter. The only problem I had was I melted the butter too much. It was supposed to be softened, not melted. So it ran a bit. Oh well, it came out great anyway. John loved it which was a good thing. I can make it again! I also only had 2 fillets (14oz total) and I didn’t change the quantities and it still came out great. I served it with a new green bean recipe that I came up with which I will post tomorrow. No leftovers! So thank you to Food Corner for your delicious recipe! It was also very easy and quick. Always a good thing after a long day. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

4 (4 ounce) fillets orange roughy (or other mild white fish)

 

Uncooked Orange Roughy

 

½ lemon

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup butter, softened

¼ cup prepared Dijon mustard mayonnaise blend (I made up my own/equal parts mayo/mustard)

1 large clove garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

paprika

 

Topping ingredients

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven’s broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat.

2. Place the orange roughy on the broiler pan and squeeze the lemon over the top of the fish. Broil the fillets in the preheated oven for about 6-8 minutes. (I put the fillets on aluminum foil on top of the broiler tray. I hate cleaning up!)

3. While the fish is cooking, combine the butter, parmesan cheese, dijonnaise, garlic, parsley and salt in a small bowl.

4. Remove fish from oven and spread the cheese mixture over the tops of the fillets. (I had to pour mine as I had melted the butter. Still worked.) Sprinkle the top with paprika.

5. Broil another 3 minutes or so until the topping is lightly browned and the fish flakes easily with a fork. (Mine did not brown too much because I had melted the butter.)

6. Serve! You can serve it with any vegetable or even pasta as a side. Enjoy!

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