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These savory fish bites pack in a little protein punch when you need it to stave off hunger, or to combat that afternoon slump. Prepare them ahead and have them ready in your refrigerator so you’ll have a lean protein option when you want a quick snack.
The fish provides omega-3 fatty acids that promote heart health and fight inflammation. In traditional medicine, cumin is used to promote digestion and treat an upset stomach. Its distinct flavor works well in many Mexican foods, and it is often used as part of taco seasoning. Cumin also contains plenty of disease-fighting antioxidants, and it may be beneficial in increasing insulin sensitivity. Coriander also adds antioxidants and can aid digestion.
Savory Fish Bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Marinade Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- Grated peel of 1 lime
- Juice from 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
- 8 ounces cod or other white fish, such as tilapia or haddock
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Mix the lime juice, cumin and coriander in a glass baking dish.
- Cut fish into 1-ounce bite-size cubes and place in baking dish with marinade.
- Marinade in the refrigerator for two hours.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until fish is flaky.
Makes 8 bites.
Nutrient Facts (per serving):61 calories, 3 g total fat, 0.8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 18 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 3 g total carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar, 5 g protein, 0.3 mg iron, 11 mg calcium