- 1 cup of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon of chopped dill pickle
- 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 pounds of cod fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup of canola mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Get a large skillet and heat it over medium heat. To the pan, put the thyme and panko. Cook for at least two minutes or wait until it becomes golden brown. Shake the pan frequently as you do this. In a shallow dish, combine the panko mixture, pepper, and salt.
- Get another shallow dish and put flour in it.
- In another shallow dish, Mix the egg and 2 tablespoons of water. Dip the fish in the bowl with flour. Then dip it again in the egg mixture. After that, dip it again in panko mixture.
- On a baking sheet coated with some good amount of cooking spray, arrange the fish in a single layer.
- Bake the fish at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 12 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix mayonnaise and the other remaining ingredients.
- Serve with Nuggets.
The Benefits of Thyme
For the fish nuggets recipe, one of the ingredients used is thyme. You perhaps recognize this among the spices in your spice rack.
Throughout history, the use of thyme and its more than 400 subspecies is broad. The people of the Ancient Egypt use it for their embalming practices while the Greeks use it for their incense. It is also commonly added to water for baths.
Being a distinct herb with a distinct taste and aroma, the use of it for food has been established. What more about thyme is that it is also gaining reputation as a wonder in the world of medicine. Hippocrates mentioned the potency of thyme in the medical world. He did not fail to mention the effects of thyme in treating respiratory conditions and diseases.
Thyme has antibacterial properties. It is therefore used as an acne-fighting ingredient. In some studies, thyme has proven itself better at treating pimples. It has also been found to help lower the cholesterol levels and manage blood pressure. Some experts advise to substitute salt with thyme to see faster results.
The Benefits of Black Ground Pepper
Perhaps the most adaptive of the ingredients, black pepper is superb when it comes to integration. A pinch of this blends well with any kind of food.
Black pepper can stimulate the taste buds and cause the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This helps in the better pace of the body’s metabolism. If the body lacks in hydrochloric acid, the food consumed will sit in the stomach longer. This may lead to conditions such as indigestion, heartburn, and other illnesses. Insufficiency in hydrochloric acid will also encourage the growth of bacteria in the gut and lead to irritation, diarrhea, gas, or even constipation.
Black pepper has also antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Again, it brings a great healthy effect in the digestive tract.