Healthy Grilled Fish with a Garlic Sauce - Another "easy peezy" Recipe

I may "harp" about the 5/2 diet however I was fanatical about it for a few years.

Not that I wanted to lose weight - it has other effects which include lowering blood pressure and more.  This worked well for me for a while, however eventually I had to go down to 6/1 as I found I was losing too much weight!

Currently this is what I do - I eat my 500 calories just once a week instead of two though it has not had the good side effects that doing it twice had.

Anyway this article is not supposed to be about a diet but about food that is suitable for someone who wants to eat healthy, low fat and low calorie food, which this is.

The other advantage of this recipe is that I have heard and read that we "should" eat fish twice a week as it also has so many health benefits, the main one being the Omega 3.  Many of us take fish oil supplements to get our Omega 3 however I am a firm believer in eating and getting vitamins naturally rather than taking a pill.

On saying that, I do NOT eat fish twice a week - probably not even once a week!  I love fish but I find it is not quite as versatile as say chicken.  Also I like to buy my fish from a specialist shop and as I generally shop online, this is not so easy when I am busy.

Now back to this recipe - this is another low fat recipe and it has an unusual marinade/sauce with it.

It is a very easy recipe and any beginner can make this as it is virtually foolproof.  The only thing I ask, my lovelies, is that you do not overcook the fish, as it is far nicer when just done - it will "melt in your mouth" if just done.

I made it this time with steamed vegetables, and raw cabbage, and used some of the left over marinade on the vegetables.

It would also go well with potatoes or rice, as the marinade gives everything a great taste.

So - it is quick, easy to make and very delicious to eat - it could even get your children to like it, however most of my recipes are created for just two people, so double quantities if you are a large family.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

4 fresh fish fillets, such as snapper
Fresh coriander and wedges fresh lime (optional) for garnish

Marinade Sauce
4 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp loosely packed brown sugar
4 cloves garlic. minced
Tiny bit of cayenne pepper

Stir all the marinade ingredients together until the sugar dissolves.

Place the fish fillets in a flat bottomed bowl and pour half the sauce over it.  Turn the fish fillets in the sauce and reserve the rest of the sauce for later.

Allow the fish to marinate for at least 10 minutes while you warm up the grill or barbecue, or it can be left in the marinade the day before, covered up, and put in fridge.

Grill the fish for about 5 minutes each side - this will depend on thickness of fish.  To tell if fish is cooked -fish should flake easily, and the inner flesh should no longer be translucent.

Heat up the remaining sauce (or microwave it) and use as a dip, glaze or to spoon over the fish and/or potatoes or rice.

Add the fresh coriander and the lime wedges if you are using them.

This sauce is quite strong, so you need only use a little bit at a time.

This fish could also be barbecued, using a bit of oil on the plate - I always like the smoked taste of a barbecue, but be careful if you do use this method, as it could burn easily.

Easy peezy!


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