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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fried Fish Sticks with Broccoli and Okra Recipe | You've Got Meal!

Super easy recipe for fried fish in beer batter, served with a healthy vegetable side dish.

Do you hate fish? Really? Why? Doesn’t matter, you will love this way we cook it, in an airy and fluffy beer batter. Actually we’ve covered the recipe before here, so I won’t insist too much on it. It is one of the best recipes for us, because the nutmeg give it a nice flavor and the batter is always very fluffy and it does not get very oily. So, go on, check the recipe, don't be shy!

Needles to say that it worked perfectly again, but this time with a little spin on the side dish. Fish wise, we used black cod, can’t say that it was better than perch, but it did the trick.

For the side dish, I have to confess that I was lazy. Not  “lazy so I cook something terrible” (that doesn’t happen in the YOUVEGOTMEAL kitchen – a touch of modesty there), but “lazy so I will use frozen veggies”. 

  • So, I pack of frozen broccoli, 
  • 1 of frozen okra, 
  • 1 chili, 
  • 1 onion, 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, 
  • cardamom, 
  • all spice, 
  • curry leaves, 
  • coriander seeds, 
  • lemon juice, 
  • salt , pepper and olive oil. 

You probably realized that the differences from the post above are the spices and the okra. About the latter, it is a vegetable that is used in Lebanese cooking, but I’ve seen it as an ingredient in Mediterranean dishes as well. The thing about it is that it gets gooey when cooked if not treated with an acidic ingredient (say vinegar or lemon juice). Traditionally, I’ve cooked this by boiling it with salt, vinegar and various spices and added the okra at the end.  But, considering that a lot of lemon juice was already being used for the broccoli, this wasn’t the case. Start of by sautéing the onion, chili and garlic in the olive oil on medium heat for a couple of minutes, until the onion gets nice and shiny. Add the broccoli, okra and the spices. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes, then add a couple tbs. of water and the juice of 1 lemon, cover the pan and cook for another 7 minutes . 

As a last touch, increase the veggie power in your dish and get “lazy” again by getting a small can of baby carrots and peas and mix them with the other greens after turning the heat of. The spicy fish and this health bomb (be it even from frozen/canned veggies) of a side dish will make your day.


PS: why give your liver a break ? Get a nice bottle of sauvingnon blanc and turn this into an adult menu *wink.

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