Monday, March 8, 2010

Almond Flour to the Rescue

I like fish and so does my husband but he always requests that it be fried. I usually do because it tastes so good. Nowadays I stumble around in food blog world always on the look out for different healthy ways to cook the everyday homecooked stuff that makes us happy. I stumbled upon a recipe for baked Tilapia using almond flour as the breading. I have had a bag just hanging out in the pantry waiting for such an occasion. We were not dissappointed! This is very good and so easy and guess what ...lo carb. The web site i found this on is one of my favs and I go to it a lot. Kalyn knows her lo carb stuff. She follows the South Beach diet and gives tons of info. Its worth becoming a follower and keeping up with all her recipes.
I started out with thawed Tilapia filets. Dipped them in melted butter. After I made this I think I will try buttermilk next time and see how that goes.
I put about 2 cups of almond flour 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese and because I didnt have all the spices called for in Kaylns recipe I used what I had. Lemon pepper, sea salt, and Mrs Dash's southwest chipotle. This tasted great by itself but I put the spoon away and got back to the task at hand. So after dipping the filets in butter I layed each filet in the coating and carefully placed them on a Sprayed pan. Dont forget this step. I baked them for 20 min at 350 then carefully turned them over and continued baking for about 10 minutes more. They turned out lovely and tasted awsome. Even my husband liked them. I will even do this method for my famous fish tacos. I served it with a coleslaw salad and took some to my dads that night and he really liked it. But then hes the one who always told me that black bottom cookies were his favorite! Just to make me feel good when I was a kid.

I did not make a tartar sauce with this because i am trying to limit calories and it was not even noticed because these filets had so much flavor.

I am so excited about finding almond flour and actually using it that I intend to go further. Maybe I will do up an almond flour chocolate torte that I have saved to my favorites. What do you do with almond flour?


Fresh Local and Best said...

This sounds like a great recipe and alternative to bread crumbs.

I like the new design of your blog.

Moira said...

Almond flour is quite popular here on the east coast because it is gluten free.

As we age, our bodies begin to reject many of the staples we've been eating/drinking all of our lives.

Lactose intolerance? Almond milk!
Gluten intolerance? Almond flour, among other things.

BTW, Amy. I noticed that Jill's nickname was also "Mama," as in, "Mama Jill."

Nice blog, keep up the great work. It's nice to see you still have the same strong positive energy I remember. Great!