We love eating fish and chips. Fish is a rich source of valuable Omega-3 fatty acids that help to regulate blood pressure, enhance brain function, and protect the cardiovascular system from infection and disease.
Unfortunately, grabbing a takeaway fish and chips on your way home probably isn’t a good idea. Deep-fried battered fish is full of trans-saturated fatty acids that are terrible for your health. When it comes to preparing the fish, there are many ways to cook it, and plenty of different recipes to try. We decided to put together this brief guide on how to make healthy fish and chips for you and your family.
Before we get started, we want to share our recipe for the best chips to complement your fish. We recommend you use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Slice the sweets thin and layer them in the bottom of a roasting tray. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 5 to 10-minutes until crispy. This recipe is far healthier than greasy fries you would typically expect at a fish and chip shop.
1. How to Grill Fish
Grilling is our favorite method for cooking any fish. Our first tip for grilling your fish is to ensure that you have your grill at the right temperature. Fish cooks quickly, and only needs a few minutes on each side. If your grill is too hot, you’ll burn the flesh of the fish, and if it’s not warm enough, it won’t cook through either.
Before you place the fish on the grill, we recommend that you clean the grill using half an onion. Wipe the cut side of the onion over the grill to remove any old debris or marinade still left on the grill from the last time you had a cookout. The onion cleans and seasons the grill, preventing your fish from sticking to the grate.
It’s critical to place the fish on the edge of the grill, away from the hottest area. Make sure you brush it with olive oil to prevent sticking. Check the color of the fish after a few minutes and flip it when the grill marks start to show.