Raita, a traditional Indian condiment consisting of cucumber and yogurt, makes a quick topping for simple sautéed fish fillets.

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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Raita
Fish

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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  • 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.

Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts

30 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0g; dietary fiber 0g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 0g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0g; fat 3.4g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 0.3g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 0g; ash 0.6g; vitamin a iu 0IU; vitamin a re 0RE; vitamin a carotenoid 0RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 0mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; vitamin c 0mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin e iu 0.6IU; vitamin e mg 0.4mg; folate 0mcg; vitamin k 0mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; calcium 0.2mg; chromium 0mcg; copper 0mg; fluoride 0mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 0mg; manganese 0mg; phosphorus 0mg; potassium 0.1mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 243.3mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0g; 160 palmitic 0g; 180 stearic 0g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0.3g; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; energy 0kcal; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0g; phytosterols 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; pyramid fat 0; exchange fat 0.
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