Baked Swai Fish Recipe
Our Baked Swai Fish recipe is a healthy way to add fish to your diet. With a few simple ingredients and some easy preparation, you can create a memorable dinner for your family or guests. You do not need master chef skills. No obscure ingredients are required. In fact, no cutting, chopping or mincing is required. Serve a five-star meal with almost no effort.
About Swai Fish
Swai is a white fish usually sold in fillet style. It features a flaky texture with a light sweeter taste. Cooking wise, Swai works well with baking, grilling, and broiling. You can easily find Swai at seafood markets as well as the freezer section of most grocery stores. We love to use Swai because it takes well to most sauces.
Fresh versus Frozen Fish
Most urban areas feature fresh seafood markets. Our experience teaches us that fresh fish tastes better than frozen. However, fish loses its’ “freshness” quicker than most meats. Unless you plan to cook your fish within two days of purchase, you should consider the option of buying frozen fillets. Most frozen fish fillets use a technique called “flash freezing” where the fish are frozen at their peak freshness. If you take the time to explore the frozen fish section of your local grocery store, you can find fresh fish at great prices. Remember to look for “flash frozen” fish.
Many times when you try to make fancy recipes, you are asked to use very rich ingredients. Indeed, our baked swai fish recipe calls for Dijon mustard. Grey Poupon no less. We also call for marinating the fish in real butter. Both these ingredients score low on the nutritional health chart. However, we also use mustard seeds and greek yogurt. Both score high on the health meter. Finally, you and your family win health wise any time you can introduce fish into your diet.
Most recipes forget the power of visual appeal. If the food looks bland on your plate, then it will taste bland. That is human nature. The best dinners will take “looks” into consideration. Our baked swai fish recipe uses whole black mustard seeds to offset the creamy Dijon and yogurt sauce. The first time we made this recipe, our guests were begging for more. Look at the photo and tell us you are not already thinking of a second plate. Of course, the delicious flavor does have a little to do with that.
Baked Swai Fish How-To Video (1:31 min)
Other Great Swai Fish Recipes
- Swai Bake with White Wine Lemon Garlic Sauce | Babaganosh.com
- Baked Lemon Pepper Swai Fish | SimplyCornish