If you wish to have a good dose of Omega-3 with the added benefits of Vitamin C from lemon and the cholesterol reducing powers of garlic, debate no more. This could be the healthiest dish for your dinner.
Boneless fish (any fish, I prefer Sea Bass) fillet-2
Lemon juice-1 teaspoon
Chopped garlic-2 pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter-1 tablespoon (Butter is high in linoleic acid, which is a fatty-acid linked to a healthy heart that also, don’t be shocked, aids you in your weight loss. It also has Vitamin K2, which boosts your nervous and cardiovascular system, and Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids that are known to boost your brain power).
Sprinkle on the fish fillet the salt and pepper, lemon juice and chopped garlic.
Switch on your heat source and put a pan on it.
In the pan, add the butter and let it melt.
Add the fish fillet and on low heat let it grill on one side.
When fish starts acquiring a light golden colour, gently turn the piece and let the other side get the same colour.
You should be cooking on low heat so that the fish does not burn.
Turn it to a serving plate.
Your grilled fish is ready.
Remember fish cooks very fast. You may still use a fork to prick the fish to ensure that the fish has been cooked properly.
You may get some Tartar Sauce, Tomato Ketchup, Hollandaise Sauce or mayonnaise from the supermarket and enjoy your fish.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Total time: 12 minutes
(For more such heart-healthy recipes, do look up my book: “HEALTHY COOKING IN A JIFFY: THE COMPLETE NO FAD, NO DIET HANDBOOK”.
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