5-2 Diet Haddock – Tangy Fish in a Crisp Crumb:
This is another recipe using some of the wonderful fish that John at DelishFish has sent to me. It’s very easy and quick – the sort of thing you can rustle up in the time it takes to microwave a ready meal. And, trust me, it’s delicious!
I like haddock, but in the past I’ve found it easier to make dishes that use the smoked kind. I think it’s a fish which does benefit from some kind of light flavouring, whether that is by smoking or, as in this case, by using a citrus and herb crumb to bring out the taste. Texture wise it can be a little ‘wet’ too, and one benefit of the crumb is that any fish juices are absorbed into the bread making a tasty coating.
John’s fish is ideal for this kind of cookery, everything comes neatly packaged in one portion sized sealed bags with no bones to deal with. By choice I like my fish absolutely fresh. But, this fish is very fresh when it arrives and although I do end up freezing some of what I get in my box, it still produces an end result that tastes wonderful and better than any ready meal.
My preference while I am following the 5:2 diet is to cook my own meals simply because then I know what the calories are being used for and can get the perfect balance for me of vegetables, fish or meat and carbohydrate. You may notice I’ve started using 1-cal olive oil spray, simply for convenience. If you don’t have any, just use a tiny amount of olive oil instead. On the whole I find it much easier to create a filling meal myself than to eat something that goes in the microwave. And in any case, thinking about what I am going to cook for the 5-2 Diet helps me take my mind off being hungry! Oh and if you are curious, the calorie count for this dish will depend a bit on the weight of your fish, but should be around 200-225 calories! So a worthy meal for a 5-2 diet fasting day.