Supergrains Challenge: Day 4 – Oats

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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Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health by Chrissy Freer

Published: Jan 08, 2013 by Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780449015711
Price: $24.95

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Lindsey Reeder is slowly learning how to navigate her way around the kitchen. It only made sense that she would choose a career in book publishing with a last name like Reeder. As a Coordinator in the Online Marketing at Random House of Canada, Lindsey spends her days tweeting and blogging about books that make her laugh, make her cry and everything in between. Follow Lindsey on Twitter at @reederreads or @RandomHouseCA.

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