Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Fried" Cod Sandwich

"Fried" Cod Sandwich

I'm seriously trying to cook more healthfully this summer.  One way to accomplish that while still enjoying the foods I love is to trick myself.  See, here's the problem:  For me, the summer = the beach.  And the beach = fried seafood.  And fried anything = unhealthy.  Tasty as hell, but unhealthy none-the-less.

But dude, I was really craving a fish sandwich.

So I cheated :)

I toasted some bread crumbs (seasoned with Old Bay) in a skillet and then spread them out on a plate.  I used the same skillet to cook two 4oz cod fillets.  While still hot and juicy, I tossed the fish into the bread crumbs and try to get as many toasted crumbs to stick to my fish as possible.  HA!  Similar texture to fried fish, minus the grease and guilt!  Wheeee!  I win!!

I made a remoulade using homemade mayonnaise, a couple tablespoons of diced cornichons, juice from 1 lemon, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, a couple dashes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce, and a tablespoon of chopped parsley.  To complete the sandwich, I toasted a sesame roll, slathered on some remoulade, added few slices of tomato and lettuce (from my CSA box), and my "fried" fish.

Delicious!  

While I don't usually make the same things over and over... I will definitely be making this again, if for no other reason than to satisfy my "fried food" cravings.

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