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Turmeric gives your pan-fried fish cancer-fighting coating

Fish, no matter how you slice it, is a superior protein. What fat it contains is the omega-3 good kind that lubricates your joints. Plus it is quick to cook.

The added bonus with this Pan-Fried Turmeric Fish is that it is “breaded” in a whole wheat/turmeric coating.

Together, they create a crispy crust that is delicious, yes, but the real benefit is that turmeric is a potent anti-cancer spice that is also making good news headlines.

1. Beat egg in a shallow bowl with 1 tbsp of water.

2. Mix together turmeric, whole wheat flour, sea salt and white pepper in a separate bowl.

3. Dredge fish in egg and then set into turmeric-flour mixture, turning to coat.

4. Warm a large skillet over medium-high heat and add butter and oil. Quickly add the coated fish.

5. Cook for 2-3 minutes and turn once to cook through for 2-3 more minutes. Set fish onto paper towel to absorb any excess fat.


• 1 egg

• 2 tbsp turmeric

• 2 tbsp whole-wheat flour

• 1/4 tsp sea salt

• 1/4 tsp white pepper

• 1 lb catfish fillets or other firm white fish

• 1 tbsp butter

• 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

Theresa Albert is a Food Communications Specialist and Toronto Personal Nutritionist. She is @theresaalbert on twitter and found daily at

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