A simple quick meal perfect for summer. Parmesan fish fried to a nice golden crust. So delicious! There’s nothing quite like the taste of crispy and flaky Parmesan fillets.
You could easily make this low carb by eliminating the bread crumbs and flour.
Two days ago I noticed that I had a bug bite. I didn’t think anything of it at first. I figured it was nothing and thought it would go away without any problems but nooooooooooo, it didn’t quite work out that way. My foot started swelling up more and more. I couldn’t believe it. It was so bad that I could barely walk on it. I was a mess! I ended up going to the hospital. Today, my foot is so much better. The swelling went down A LOT! I can actually walk on it without limping now. Thank goodness! DARN ant!
When I’ m having rough days, cooking is the last thing on my mind but I have a family to feed. Hectic days calls for super quick but delicious flavorful meals, like this Parmesan fish. This Parmesan fish is soooo good. Whiting fish is one of my favorite seafoods to eat because it doesn’t taste too fishy and it’s nice and flaky. Mmmmm, it’s so good! Sorry, I can’t help it! I remember as a kid, I used to go to this one spot near my house to get a fried whiting fish sandwich with tarter sauce, hot sauce and fries. It was seasoned well and cooked to perfection. That restaurant had the best fish sandwich ever! Simple but so amazing!
The restaurant was very small, only a handful of people could fit in it. It was a small order your food then take it out type of place. Everything in that restaurant was good! Memories….I am going to try recreate their fried fish recipe. If I am successful, I will be sure to share the recipe!
Okay now back to my recipe. Parmesan fish is heaven sent. I think Parmesan would be great on any fish but I absolutely love it on whiting fish. Try it and you will see what I’m talking about.
This recipe is super easy to make. First start with the broccoli salsa. First I should mention that a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have ever considered eating salsa like this. I didn’t care for food like this. I was missing out! These days, I can eat A whole bowl of broccoli salsa! It’s just so good and healthy! Served with the Parmesan fish, AMAZING! This broccoli salsa is pretty forgiving. You could add your favorite seasonings or the seasonings listed below. Sometimes I’ll add a couple pinches of Cajun seasoning (Cajun seasoning tastes great on EVERYTHING) but I didn’t have any, however it was still delicious.
You could finely chop fresh broccoli or buy it already chopped and frozen. Just make sure you let it thaw first. Same with the corn etc. I also added a tsp and a half of sugar to the salsa because the salsa was a bit bitter so adding the sugar helps to balance out the flavor. If you want to make the fish a bit more healthier, you could coat the fish in just the Parmesan crumbs. It won’t be as crispy etc but the flavor is still great.
Sometimes, I like to use only Parmesan on chicken breast. They are not quite as crispy but the flavor is there and they are just sooooo good! So chicken is another option if you don’t want to use fish. Fish generally takes 10 minutes to cook per side due to the thickness but whiting fish is pretty thin, so they only take about 3-4 minutes to cook on each side. Use your spatula to gently flip the fish over to prevent the fish from breaking. You are looking for a nice bright white fish that easily flakes with a fork. I love to use this spatula .
Carefully lift the fish with a spatula. Serve with the broccoli salsa.
Broccoli salsa Ingredients:
2 cups finely chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen thawed)
1 1/2 cup corn (fresh or frozen thawed)
1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 tbs plus 1 tsp dice red onions
1 tbs plus 1 tsp lemon juice
6 tsp olive oil.
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp chili powder
1-2 pinches celery salt
Pepper for taste
Salt for taste (optional you may not need it if you are using celery salt)
24 oz Whiting fish
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup all purpose flour
4 eggs beaten
Salt for taste
Pepper for taste
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Add all the salsa ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
Combine the bread crumb and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Season the fish.
Dredge the fish in the flour then shake off excess. Next, dip the fish into the egg then Parmesan bread crumb mixture.
In a large frying pan add 3 tbs of vegetable oil or add enough oil or butter to coat the entire pan. Do not add a lot of oil because you are not deep frying the fish. Once the oil starts sizzling add the fish and fry both sides for 3 minutes or until done.
Serve with the broccoli salsa.
This is the spatula I love to use for fish
- 2 cups finely chopped broccoli fresh or frozen thawed
- 1 1/2 cup corn fresh or frozen thawed
- 1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 tbs plus 1 tsp dice red onions
- 1 tbs plus 1 tsp lemon juice
- 6 tsp olive oil.
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1-2 pinches celery salt
- Pepper for taste
- Salt for taste optional you may not need it if you are using celery salt
- 24 oz Whiting fish
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 4 eggs beaten
- Salt for taste
- Pepper for taste
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tsp paprika powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Vegetable oil
- Add all the salsa ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
- Combine the bread crumb and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Season the fish.
- Dredge the fish in the flour then shake off excess. Next, dip the fish into the egg then Parmesan bread crumb mixture.
- In a large frying pan add 3 tbs of vegetable oil or add enough oil or butter to coat the entire pan. Do not add a lot of oil because you are not deep frying the fish. Once the oil starts sizzling add the fish and fry both sides for 3 minutes or until done.
- Serve with the broccoli salsa.
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