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Blackened Fish Salad

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  Red snapper fillets/Catfish / cod / pollack / haddock fillets 1 Pound (Use Either Fresh Or Frozen, About 3/4 Inch Thick)
  Torn leaf lettuce/Torn red tipped leaf lettuce 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Torn spinach 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Oranges 2 Medium, peeled and sectioned
  Thinly sliced cucumber 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweet red pepper 1 , cut into thin bite-size strips to make 1/2 cup
  Snipped fresh basil/1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 3 Tablespoon
  Snipped fresh thyme/1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Snipped fresh sage/1/4 teaspoon ground sage 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
  Buttermilk dressing 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Zesty Type)

Thaw fish, if frozen.
In a large salad bowl combine leaf lettuce, spinach, orange sections, cucumber slices, and pepper strips.
Divide the lettuce mixture among dinner plates.
Set aside.
In a small bowl combine basil, thyme, onion powder, ground red pepper, sage, garlic salt, white pepper, and black pepper.
Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.
Cut into 4 serving-size portions.
Brush both sides of fish with some of the melted margarine or butter.
Coat both sides with basil mixture.
Remove the rack from a charcoal grill.
Place an unoiled 12-inch cast-iron skillet directly on hot coals. (If using a gas grill, place skillet on grill rack; turn heat to high.)
Do not position handle over coals.
Heat skillet about 5 minutes or until a drop of water sizzles.
Add fish to skillet.
Carefully drizzle 2 teaspoons of the melted margarine or butter over fish.
Grill for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until fish is blackened.
Turn fish; drizzle another 2 teaspoons melted margarine or butter over fish.
Grill for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes more or until blackened and fish flakes easily with a fork.
Arrange fish on top of lettuce mixture.
Serve with a Zesty Buttermilk dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 377 Calories from Fat 166

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.8%

Saturated Fat 8.2 g40.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 78.6 mg26.2%

Sodium 675.4 mg28.1%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.5%

Sugars 12.6 g

Protein 27 g53.9%

Vitamin A 143.3% Vitamin C 171.6%

Calcium 17.6% Iron 15.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Blackened Fish Salad Recipe