The second installment of Cooking Light dinners did not disappoint and these Crispy Fish Nuggets with Tartar Sauce only pack 287 calories per serving. I don’t think you can find a lighter fried fish. These are also perfect for a weeknight dinner because everything comes together fast.
First pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Toast your breadcrumbs and fresh thyme in a skillet over medium heat for just a couple of minutes (this is important, do not skip this step). Then combine the breadcrumb mixture with salt & pepper. Now it’s time to get your prep station set up. Add your breadcrumbs to a shallow dish and in another dish add a cup of flour. In yet another shallow dish, whisk together the egg and 2 tablespoons of water. Now toss the fish in the flour, egg and then breadcrumbs (in that order) and place in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until fully cooked and golden brown.
While the fish is cooking you can quickly pull together the homemade tartar sauce and a simple side salad. The tartar sauce is simply a combination of the following ingredients: 1/4 cup of canola mayo, 1 tablespoon of chopped dill pickle, 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. I added a little bit more lemon juice and some white vinegar. The sauce felt a little too heavy with all the mayo…I might try it again with some Greek yogurt instead.
These little nuggets were delicious! I could have eaten a whole batch but had to restrain myself. This is a family friendly meal that gives you the yummy comfort of fried food without all the fat and calories. Enjoy!
What’s next from Cooking Light? Three Chili Dusted Shrimp with a quick Corn Relish