Fish..on a diet.
So I started a diet. Yes..for the ump-teenth time. This one is more structured. More check-ins. More money..boo. But I'm losing some and I'm getting used to it..it being the diet...
The pic that you see? That was a dang tasty plate of food. And totes healthy.
Let me break it down for you a little bit.
I can have two starches daily (mainly a slice of the 45 calorie bread)-2-3 times a week I can have 1/4 cup of brown rice. Not that much..but with this meaty fish..I didn't really need it. Not to say I didn't clean the whole plate.
Oh..and the broccoli. I'm not typically a fan of 'cooked' broc. I like it raw..dipped in ranch. I like the florets, swimming in a beer cheese soup. But I don't like it cooked...until I learned to roast it.
What?! For reals.
Set the oven at 425, toss the raw broc with some lemon zest, put it on a baking sheet and spray with some Pam. Let it go for about 20..or until it starts to darken up a little bit. Fan-freakin'-tastic. I LIKE broccoli now!
If you aren't watching your fats/oils as closely as I have to right now..you could probably ad a little bit of oil to the toss instead of the Pam.
Mahi-mahi fillets..steaks? Meh..I got it in the Costco freezer section and let it thaw...
then I made a spice mix-
1 T smoked paprika
1/2 T chili powder
1 T garlic
1 t black pepper
I patted the spice mix onto the fish, and put it into a pan to 'fry' on the stove top (sprayed the pan with Pam first..again with the oil/butter if you'd rather).
After it browned a little on both sides, I popped it into the oven to finish off for about 5-10 minutes.
While it was finishing I worked on my 'sauce'.
I can have 1 serving a 'fat' a day. It can be either a lite margarine or a lite mayo. I'm Team Butter. If I can't have Butter..I don't want it. So I chose the mayo.
My sauce consisted of-
1 T lite mayo
half a lemon-juiced
sprinkle of black pepper
So...the lemon in the sauce, played off the lemon in the broc. The meaty fish was awesomely spiced..and for a healthy, dare I say "diet" meal. It was amazing. :)