We have a fish or seafood meal once a week. We also plan our food needs for the upcoming week, so that we shop once, and have all the ingredients for each night ready at home. This makes it possible for us to enjoy preparing home-cooked meals from scratch each weeknight after a long day at work and school.
This fish cutlet is one example of how to eat a tasty, healthy meal, sitting down as a family together on a week-day night. It is a simple dipping in an egg batter, coating with bread crumbs, and sautéing in olive oil until golden brown. Served with a green leafy salad dressed with olive oil and salt, a few baguette slices, followed by a fresh seasonal fruit, and you have a nice balance of protein, vitamins and minerals, and satisfaction for the palate.
Lately, we’ve been using flounder. It can also be done with sole or any other fish you enjoy that will hold it’s form during the dipping, breading, and frying process. Fry in enough olive oil to fully coat the bottom of the pan. A wedge of lemon placed on each plate is another nice addition for those that would like the zest of citrus flavor along with the savoring fish.
I often mention the Mediterranean diet in these posts. So far, it seems to be one of the healthiest diets based on the research. It makes sense doesn’t it? There is an emphasis on plant-based foods, legumes, nuts, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, seafood and moderate amounts of meats. Another key component is the use of olive oil as a healthy fat and not butter or other oils. This meal is a good example of a simple way to enjoy the flavors and health of the Mediterranean diet.