Fish Fillets with Cucumber Raita
To prepare raita: Combine cucumber, yogurt, mint, lime juice, garlic, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.Advertisement
To prepare fish: Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish; thoroughly dredge fillets (discard any leftover flour).
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish, working in batches if necessary, and cook until lightly browned and just opaque in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve each portion of fish with about 1/4 cup raita each.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 2 days.
Notes: Catfish: Look for U.S. farmed catfish--it's sustainably raised in non-polluting inland ponds and fed a mostly vegetarian diet.
Tilapia: U.S. farmed tilapia is the considered the best choice--it's raised in closed-farming systems that protect the surrounding environment. Central and South American tilapia is considered a good alternative. Avoid farmed tilapia from China and Taiwan--where the fish farming pollutes the surrounding environment.
Haddock (Scrod): To get the best choice for the environment, ask for U.S. Atlantic “hook-and-line-caught” haddock--this method causes the least damage to the sea floor and has the least by catch.
1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat