We’re experimenting from Chrissy Freer’s new book Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health here on Crave. With the help of some Random House employees and some amazing bloggers, we share with you the: Ten Days, Ten Grains Challenge. For 10 days, we’ll feature our experiences using the ten grains from Chrissy Freer’s book! It’s day 4 of our challenge and you’re headed to my kitchen where I learned that oats are so much more than a bowl of cereal!
When I hear the word oats, I automatically think of a bowl of oatmeal. I can’t help it, I just do. However, that mentality has completely shifted after picking up a copy of Chrissy Freer’s Supergrains. In this section of the cookbook, there were oats on burgers, there were oats in cookies and even on top of fish. I decided to take a stab at creating the Lemon, Herb & Oat Crumbled Fish located on page 149. This felt like a mighty feat, mostly because I’ve never pan fried a piece of fish in my life, but this is called the Supergrains Challenge, so I took the plunge and my stomach and I are thrilled I did, because this dish was delicious!
First things first, this recipe requires very little ingredients. Many of the components I already had in my home; oats, lemons, flour. The most expensive thing in the entire recipe was the fish itself. I purchased a piece of halibut from the deli and went home to create this very simple and tasty meal.
After reading the instructions three times, just to be sure I was doing everything correctly, I separated the eggs, flour and the oat/dill/lemon combo to create different dipping stations. Once dipped, I placed the halibut in the fridge for 30 minutes as instructed. Little did I know that it takes almost nothing to cook a piece of halibut, so when the 30 minutes were up, I cooked the piece of fish in a frying pan for 3 minutes. See what I mean? EASY PEASY!
What I bit into was a flavorful, crispy piece of fish that had made me wishing I had created more to have leftovers for tonight. The lemon gave it an extra zest and the oats themselves created a crunchy coating that was a healthier choice than a deep fried option.
Not only did I have a healthy dinner, but it satisfied my appetite and was absolutely delicious. Now that I’ve got over my “oats are a cereal” way of thinking, I know that I can now incorporate them into my diet in new and innovative ways!
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