Saturday, February 03, 2007


I have been overwhelmed with tests! Had one on Friday and have a national board in Microbiology coming up on Tuesday, followed by 3 more tests, one each day, until Friday. What a great way to celebrate my birthday this coming Wednesday...yuck! Oh, well...that's what comes with medical school!
Here is a quick and easy crispy fish. I think that if you like the texture of fried fish but don't like that it's fried (for example, with wonderful Southern catfish!) this would be a great option to try. I used tilapia but am pretty sure that other types of fish would work well, except maybe flounder (too light of a taste) and salmon! I served this with broiled zucchini...a family favorite. Just cut zucchini in half lengthwise, season with salt and black pepper, place in toaster oven (that's what we use but you can use an oven if no toaster oven is available) set to 450 or broil and cook until tender to fork. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.
Baked "Fried" Fish
2 T mustard*
1-2 teaspoons honey
cornmeal seasoned with Season All**
3 fish filets***

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix together mustard and honey. Season cornmeal and put in a large "flat" bowl. Spread mustard mixture over both sides of filet. Dip filet in cornmeal using your "wet" hand. Flip filet and place on a broiler pan or in a glad dish. Repeat with remaining filets. Bake in oven for 12 minutes or until fish flakes.

*Not toally sure on these amounts but it's a good guess!
**I probably used about 1 cup of cornmeal but had a lot left over. Just be sure there is enough to cover the bottom of the bowl.
***Obviously you can use more fish but change the amounts of mustard so that you have enough.


gail@more than a song said...

A birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! A bit belated.

Your fish and zucchini looks really good.

Unknown said...

HE!'re the FIRST to wish me Happy Birthday but I'll take it! The zucchini took me back home...I was SO good! I think I'm going to do some fish like this for lunch tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated B'day!
I feel overwhelmed and I don't have tests...hang in there.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

I wondered where you had got to the past few days and then figured you had tests or papers or other such 'medical school-y' type things interfering LOL! Good luck with all the tests and I hope Wednesday is a wonderfully happy day!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you med students do it. I admire your drive!

Good luck with your tests and happy birthday! I hope your day is great (It's coming up, right or was it this past week?)

Anonymous said...

Claire, looks and sounds great. I'll be trying this soon! By the way, I'm a southern girl too (well, okay, Southwest Missouri technically considered Midwest but you won't meet many here who don't consider themselves a southernor), so I was saying, I'm a southern girl, too, who doesn't like sweet tea. Thanks for coming clean. It always feels sacreligous to say it out loud, doesn't it?

Unknown said...

Peabody - Thanks but it's not until this next Wednesday. I'll be glad when I don;t have to take tests...which will be NEVER!

RDM - You win...that seems to be my life right now! Thanks!

Kristen - Thanks...I think you have to have at least a little drive to be in medical school. It's next're right.

Glenna - It is really good...and so easy. I had some for lunch today with flounder and it was good. I can't deny my dislike for sweet tea...but I am STILL a Southern girl!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your tests and have a wonderful birthday this week!

That zucchini looks really good. I think I'll make a variation of that tomorrow night!

The Cookbook Junkie said...

Darn! I just threw out a bag of tilapia. It was probably past it's prime anyway but now you have me wanting to buy more.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Yummy, that tilapia looks good. I have a quick recipe for pan frying some in a skillet, so I'll have to try to remember to try this one next time. The zucchini looks delish too, I love zucchini. :)

Happy Almost Birthday Claire!!!

Sorry school is so intense right now, hang in there and get some rest in the midst of all of that studying, working and cooking :)

Unknown said...

Looks tummy.We eat tons of tilapia in this house because all the kids love it.I will definitely try it.And I am a southern girl myself (born,raised,graduated college,and married in NC) but I love sweet tea! Thanks for your comments on my blog!

gail@more than a song said...

Happy Birthday again! I was thinking it was last Wed, but maybe it's today? I misread that.
Hope the exams/work lets up soon!