First time is a charm!!! This was my week to try some new dishes and see how I pass the class. I love fish, cream anything and chocolate. So this week menu is fried Snapper fish nuggets in blue and yellow cornmeal, cream kale and Brownies with peanut butter frosting.
Let get started and see if I pass the class!
So I started playing around with my cornmeal mixture and went to Whole foods and picked up some blue cornmeal.
The blue corn made my fish more crispier texture plus blue corn meal is a corn meal that is ground from whole blue corn and has a sweet flavor. It is still widely used in the Southwest and Mexico where it is a staple food. In addition to its sharply different color, blue corn has several nutritional advantages over standard yellow or white corn. It contains 20 percent more protein and has a lower glycemic index than white corn. Also Blue corn is botanically identical to yellow corn but with one important difference. Its deep blue-purple color is the result of its rich anthocyanin content — with a concentration equal to or greater than the anthocyanin concentration of blueberries and a higher antioxidant capacity. Blue corn benefits can be anti-cancer and anti-diabetic.
1 or 2 pounds of Snapper or any other white fish ( Catfish, Tilapia)1 cup canola oil or peanut oil 1 cup of yellow corn meal 1 cup of blue corn meal 2 tbsp of salt (kosher salt)2 tbsp of seasoned salt 2 tbsp onion powder 2 tbsp garlic powder 2 tbsp of cayenne or red pepper 2 tbsp smoked paprika. Combine cornmeal and spice together is a glass bowl and stir until or spice and corn in mixed. Pour cornmeal mixture in a plastic bag set aside.
Cut Snapper fillets in to bite size pieces. Heat the oil in a sauté pan or cast iron pan ( I like cast iron I think it make you fish crispier), over medium-high heat.
Dredge the snapper nuggets in the corn meal mixture and shake in the bag, shake off any excess.
Cook the fish for about 5 - 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with my Jalapeno aioli or Divine Kuizine Remoulade is a perfect as well!
Jalapeno Aioli-I am a sauce girl, I always need some type of sauce with my fish . This aioli is perfect for any fish fried, baked or grilled. It simple, quick and all you friends or family will give you great compliments on this condiment.
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (1 to 2 cloves)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1TBSP of horseradish
1 TBSP of capers chopped finely
2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 fresh squeezed lime juice
2 TBSP of fresh chopped parsley
1 to 2 teaspoon of salt
Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use . Can stay for about a week.