I have been eyeing this Mexican Baked Fish recipe from @allrecipes on the MyPlate: Fish Entrees board for months. This week, I finally had the chance to make itwhich essentially means I had all of the ingredients on hand and the few minutes it took to make the dish!
This dish is a cinch to prepare, making it ideal for an easy weeknight meal. After thawing a pound of frozen cod in the refrigerator the night before, I placed the fish in the casserole pan and topped it with mild (for the kids) salsa, some shredded light Mexican cheese blend and a handful of crushed tortilla chips. (I used fewer chips than the recipe called forjust enough to cover the fishand it worked well.) After baking for about 17 minutes, the fish was flaky and cooked through. Served alongside sliced avocado, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, black beans, brown rice and steamed broccoli, this was truly a MyPlate meal, complete with all of the MyPlate categories:
- Protein (in the fish, beans and cheese)
- Vegetable (broccoli)
- Whole grain (brown rice)
- Unsaturated fat (in the fish and avocado)
- Low-fat dairy (low-fat cheese and nonfat Greek yogurt)
Seriously, this dish couldnt have been any easier, or tastier. My husband gave it his You-can-make-this-anytime stamp of approval. This is definitely another MyPlate Pinterest recipe-turned-mental cookbook recipe!
TELL US: What is your favorite Mexican-style fish dish? Wed love to hear about it!
Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD