If you are looking for quick and easy dinner alternative without skimping on flavor then you should consider cooking up this special grilled fish with tartar sauce. It is fast, simple and seasoned perfectly to create a delicious meal with much less fat and grease than typical fried fish. You can cook many different kinds of fish this way, but this particular recipe calls for white fish. Feel free to substitute another variety of fish if you would like. It will create 4 servings and prep time runs about 10 minutes with 25 minutes of cook time.
4 white fish fillets
4 tablespoons of mustard (for the fish)
4 tablespoons of bread crumbs
8 ounces of mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of chopped baby pickles
1 tablespoon of chopped capers
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 of an onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of mustard (for the tartar sauce)
the juice of 1 small lemon
Making Tartar Sauce
Tartar sauce is a really easy sauce to make and is one of the most popular for all sorts of seafood. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, baby pickles, capers, parsley, onion, mustard and lemon juice. Blend all of these ingredients together until theyre well-mixed then sit the bowl aside for later as you cook the fish.
Preparing The Pan and Grill
You dont need a grill for this pan-grilled white fish and youll be doing the grilling part in your oven under the broiler. Get started by warming a non-stick frying pan over high heat with a bit of vegetable oil to coat the bottom. Also turn on your oven to about 350 degrees. While the pan warms up and the oven preheats take advantage of the time to season the fish.
Seasoning The Fish
Salt and pepper both sides of all of your white fish fillets then spoon mustard onto them as well. Spread the mustard gently and evenly across only one side of each piece of fish. Put your breadcrumbs onto a tray and then dip the mustard-coated sides of the fillets into the crumbs to coat them. Press the fish into the crumbs and dont afraid to be generous with them. Theyll add even more of a crunch to the fish.
Frying The Fish
Put the fish fillets into the hot pan with the non-breaded side down first. Cook each piece for around 2 minutes on this side before removing them from the pan and lay them on a baking sheet. You may want to put down a layer of aluminum foil on the baking sheet before the fish.
Grilling The Fish
You want to have one of your oven racks up fairly close to the top underneath the boiler. Be sure to leave enough room to insert the baking sheet with your fish on it. Cook them in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until the breadcrumbs on top are a nice, golden brown color. Remove the fish and then serve with the tartar sauce.