Halogen Oven Cod Fillet
Here’s a short video that demonstrates the both the versatility and the health benefits associated with halogen ovens. I just love breaded fish, and the halogen oven is great for cooking this without frying or using too much oil.
You can even cook fries at the same time if you like – and again, you’ll need hardly any oil. You can enjoy a lovely plate of fish and chips without having to worry about the fat content.
That fish looks done to perfection if you ask me. Lovely golden breadcrumb batter, and beautifully flakey fish inside.
Baked Fish In Your Halogen Oven
And if you want a change from breaded fish, you can just as easily cook a nice fillet of salmon or trout. Just wrap put them on some foil or baking parchment, add a little seasoning, close the foil tightly and put it in you halogen oven at 200 C (400 F) for about 25 minutes. Add a little more time for larger, thicker fillets and cut the time slightly if the fillets are small and thin.
Here’s a recipe for baked salmon fillet in your halogen oven that only takes about half an hour – 5 minutes prep time and 25 minutes cooking time. If you like, you can even add some vegetables along with the fish – and a splash of white wine – and cook it all together.
I tend to use peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes – but you can use just about any vegetables that you have to hand.
It’s also possible to cook your fish from frozen – you just have to give it a little more time. Here’s a short video that demonstrates cooking salmon from frozen in your halogen oven:
That method works very well for just about any frozen fillet of fish. Try it with cod fillets. I just add a little butter, parsley and lemon juice and it comes out tasting great.
Eating Fish is Good For Your Health
Doctors, scientists and nutritionists are all agreed, eating fish is good for your health. Fish contains many valuable nutrients that many people simply don’t get enough of in their diet, including iodine, vitamins, minerals and protein.
In general, all types of fish are good for you, but fatty fish, like salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel and sardines, are best of all as they have extra fat based nutrients. That includes fat-soluble vitamin D, which most people are deficient in.
Fatty fish also contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to good body and brain function and which have been proven to lower the probability of many diseases.
Eating fatty fish at least twice a week is a great way to ensure that you get the omega-3 your brain and body needs. So, it’s surprising that fish isn’t eaten more often by most people. Part of the problem is the fact that it’s not exactly considered to be fast food – you may think that there’s more prep time associated with fish dishes. Whilst it’s true that some fish dishes can be a little fussy to prepare, there are plenty which are quick and easy – like the one above for example. The speed and ease of using your halogen oven to prepare tasty fish dishes should really help you to increase the amount of fish that you eat on a regular basis – and the fact that even breaded fish can be prepared in a healthy manner is a real bonus too.