Sunday, September 12, 2010

Corn Flake Crusted White Fish with Butter Sauteed Snow Peas

Aside from a morning bowl of cereal, cornflakes are a great alternative to bread crumbs when making crusted entrees. You've probably seen or heard about corn flake crusted baked chicken, which was in fact on the Wegman's corn flake box. I've done that before and remembered I was satisfied with the result. This time, I went beyond chicken. This flavorful crust is a mixture of corn flakes, pine nuts, mayonnaise and lemon juice. I simply put it on white fish fillets and baked in the toaster oven. Any type of white fish will work fine, but I have found cod to be the best so far. My husband also loved the butter sauteed snow peas. It's a great side dish for light entrees.

Corn Flake Crusted White Fish
with Butter Sauteed Snow Peas 
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8~12 ounceswhite wish fillet, cut into two to three pieces 
1 cupcorn flakes, crushed
2 Tbsplight or regular mayonnaise 
1/2 Tbsppine nuts, finely chopped  
1/2 tsplemon juice 
1/2 tspDijon mustard 
2 sprigsfresh thyme, shopped (optional)  


  1. If you are worried about the fishy smell, treat the fish according to the directions here.
  2. Prepare Corn Flake Mixture: In a small bowl, mix cornflakes, pine nuts, mustard, mayonnaise, lemon, thyme, and a pinch or two of salt. Set aside.
  3. Bake the Fish: Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees. Cover toaster oven pan with aluminum foil and coat with olive oil. Pat dry the fish fillets and lightly sprinkle with salt. Spread the corn flake mixture over the fillets and bake in the toaster for 12 to 15 minutes, until the thickest part of the fish reaches 140 degrees. Turn the toaster to broil and cook for another 1 minutes and serve with butter sauteed snow peas made in the next step.
  4. Prepare Snow Peas: Snap off both ends of the snow peas with your fingers. A few strings may come off as you snap the ends. If it does, go ahead and remove the strings. You should do this part before you start baking the fish. It takes a bit more time than you think.
  5. After you put the fish in the toaster, melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the snow peas and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until some parts of the peas brown. Season with salt and pepper and turn off the heat. Cover and keep warm until the fish is done.        
serves 2~3


Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) said...

Yum! What a greatidea...must give this a sounds delicious!

EMK said...

Abby, thanks!