P's Healthy Twist on His Fave British Dish
London is hands down one of my favorite cities. I grew up spending plenty of my summers across the pond staying with my great uncle who lives right outside of central London. Lots of my memories include all of their great traditional dishes, enjoying a Sunday roast, local pub food, sticky toffee pudding, and I can’t help but go a little crazy with the English candy. I spend less time over there nowadays, but I have been working on ways to recreate my favorite dishes here in NYC with a healthier twist. Traditional English dishes are very comforting, so by nature are a bit heavy, but by swapping out a few ingredients and getting creative, I have found a way to get that same great taste without the couch-potato aftermath.
With that being said, I am stoked to be heading over to London next week! I can’t wait to meet all my London-based streamers and show the U.K what P.volve is all about.
P’s Fish & Chips
Essentially the English equivalent to our American Burger & Fries—what’s not to like about battered, fried fish sticks alongside crispy french fries?? I look forward to getting this dish each time I visit one of the local hidden spots. Served with an ice-cold beer, there’s nothing more satisfying after a day of exploring. Except, of course, when I go a little too hard on the fries and wake up feeling bloated from all the fried food…oops. When you take away the frying, however, this meal can be quite nutritious! White fish is a great source of lean protein, vitamins, and essential fatty acids while potatoes can be an incredible nutrient source when cooked properly. Yes, they are higher in carbs, but these are healthy carbs that contain loads of minerals like potassium and iron, and vitamins C and A. Get the most out of your meal by eating the skin (both potatoes and fish!) as this is where many of those nutrients are stored. Here is my take on this signature dish, but on the lighter side.
- 3 larger potatoes or 6 smaller, sliced 1/2inch thick
- 2 fillet of cod or white fish (halibut)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large egg separated
- 1 tablespoon lemon thyme (chopped if fresh)
- 1 tablespoon rosemary (chopped if fresh)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground paper
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 lemon
- Optional – Peas on the side to make it a proper English dish!
- Heat your oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Coat the potatoes with the olive oil and rosemary, spread evenly and bake for 25-40 mins depending on size of potato, checking on them and flipping occasionally.
- Separate the egg yolk and egg white and place the egg yolk into a bowl with the lemon zest, lemon thyme, and pepper.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until soft peaks form.
- Fold the yolk into the white and dip the fish into the egg mixture. Place onto a new lined baking tray or same as potatoes and bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked and browned.
- If using fresh peas, bring a pot of water to boil, placing peas inside for 3-5 minutes, if using frozen, follow instructions on bag.
- After you have plated your meal, squeeze half the lemon over everything & enjoy!
If you give this dish a try, let me know what you think! Then let me know, what are some healthy versions of your favorite dishes?
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