Plaice with Coconut Flour and Spices. This recipe aids weightloss. It does not make you fat.

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  • 1 Plaice fillet each – or any other white fish
  • Coconut flour
  • Ground Coriander
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Pinch of Szechuan Pepper
  • Hot Paprika to taste
  • Celtic Sea Salt.
  • Coconut oil.
  1. Heat the oven to 180° C, 350° F, Gas mark 4.
  2. Whilst the oven is heating, put a biggish blob  of coconut oil on a baking tray big enough to hold the plaice fillet/s. More than one tray may be necessary.  Put tray into oven to melt the oil.  Ignore all the rubbish about saturated fat.  It is a myth.
  3. Pour out enough coconut flour to generously coat the fish.
  4. Add the spices and stir it all about to mix evenly.
  5. Cover the plaice with the spicy flour on both sides.
  6. Take tray out of oven and put the plaice fillets on it.
  7. Melt a more coconut oil and pour it over the fillets.  You may be good enough at cooking to drizzle it.  But for those of us doomed to the Balfour Beatty school of cooking, splodging it about a bit will do.
  8. Bung back in oven for 10 – 15 mins depending upon thickness of fish.  If using fat cod fillets, it will take longer.
  9. Remove from oven and eat. Yum.
  10. We ate this with tasty rice (boiled with added cumin seeds, drained and v gently fried with further coconut oil.  Coconut oil aids weight loss.  It most certainly does not make you fat.  It makes you healthier.) and steamed sprouts of all things.  We like sprouts.  Lack of omega 3 in the diet can make them seem bitter – and contributes to fatness and illness.

Coconut flour tastes very nice but is quite hard to cook with.  It works well in this recipe, but if using it as a wheat flour substitute in baking recipes, it absorbs an awful lot of moisture and fat, so it works best in these cases when added to other alternative flours such as rice flour or chick pea flour.

Of course, if you don’t have coconut flour to hand, then any other flour can be substituted.  Probably the best in this case would be chick pea flour since it too is a fairly heavy, tasty flour.  And I just made the spice mixture up on the spot – so this too can be varied according to what is in the spice cupboard.

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