Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo

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Freshly baked fish has long been a favorite of mine, and these fish fingers are reminiscent of one of my favorite childhood meals, only much tastier and perfect for a keto diet!

They taste best fresh out of the oven, with a squeeze of lemon and dunked into this delicious and easy chimichurri mayonnaise.

To get a crispier coating, try preheating a heavy based baking tray first before cooking the fish, or transfer them to a hot grill for the last minute of cooking.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

3 grams 2.3 grams 29.6 grams 40.1 grams 5.6 grams 495 calories
Total Carbs5.3grams
Fiber2.3grams
Net Carbs3grams
Protein29.6grams
Fat40.1grams
of which Saturated5.6grams
Calories495kcal
Magnesium92mg (23% RDA)
Potassium717mg (36% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (2%), protein (24%), fat (74%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

Homemade chimichurri sauce:
  • 1 large bunch fresh parsley (60 g/2.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano (15 g/0.5 oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small red chile pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or fresh lime juice (30 ml)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Note: This chimichurri sauce recipe is from The KetoDiet Cookbook and the KetoDiet App.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 210 °C/ 410 °F. Beat egg in a small, shallow bowl. To create the "breading", mix dry ingredients in another shallow bowl or plate.
    Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo
  2. Cut fish fillets into “fingers” about an inch (2.5 cm) wide.
    Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo
  3. Line and grease a baking tray. Place the fish in the egg, coating all sides, and then transfer to the almond meal mix, and toss to cover. Shake off excess breading. Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo
  4. Place on the tray, and continue with remaining fish. Bake 6-8 minutes and then turn, and bake another 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. To make the chimichurri, place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  6. To make the chimichurri mayo, combine mayo and chimichurri together in a small bowl. The leftover chimichurri can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo
    Serve the fish fingers immediately with the mayo and wedges of lemon. Optionally, serve with a bowl of dressed greens. Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo
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