Fish is low in carbs, high in protein and full of beneficial vitamins and minerals. For maximum nutrition, try baking it instead of frying it — it’s actually easier, faster, and it doesn’t make a mess in the kitchen! We love this simple technique, which coats thawed frozen fish filets in a sweet, tangy, spicy glaze and roasts them in the oven for between 5 and 10 minutes. The result is perfectly cooked fish, which makes a nice dinner served with rice or vegetables of your choice!
Sweet-and-Spicy Glazed Fish
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen white fish filets, thawed
- 1/4 cup pancake syrup
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper hot sauce (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups cooked long-grain white rice, or brown rice, for serving
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Place fish filets on a parchment-paper-lined, rimmed baking sheet, and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, garlic, hot sauce (if using) and salt. Spread 1 tablespoon of the syrup mixture evenly over the top of each filet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until opaque and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve over rice. Top with parsley (if using).