Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 371KCAL

Better than the chippy! Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce – perfect Friday night even if you are calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories371
  • Carbs6g
  • Protein44g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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Better than the chippy! These delicious Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce are perfect for a Friday night in, even if you are calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.

There is something very indulgent about these Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce. Tartar sauce is an absolute favourite of ours here at Pinch of Nom, and this recipe is super-quick to make and low in calories.

Make sure all the ingredients are finely chopped before mixing them to make the perfect dipping sauce.

These Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce would make a perfect sharing starter for a meal. You could even have them as part of a warm party buffet! This recipe would work well with any white fish, so long as it has a firm texture.

What diets are these Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce suitable for?

This dish can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Wholemeal bread

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce?

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These Monk Fish Bites cook really well in the Brevile Halo. However, they would cook just as well in the oven. If you fancy trying a Breville Halo, you can pick one up on Amazon.

If you do cook in the oven, make sure you place them onto some grease proof paper to avoid them sticking, and spray well with low calorie cooking spray.

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You may want to try using a 3 in 1 Hand Blender with a chopping attachment for the Tartar Sauce and breadcrumbs, as it will make the job a bit easier. You can pick one up on Amazon.

How many calories are in these Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce?

There are 371 calories per portion in these Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Monk fish bites

Step 1

Cut the monk fish into 20 bite sized pieces. Blitz the bread into coarse bread crumbs. Place the cornflour into one bowl and the bread crumbs into another bowl. Beat the egg in another dish.

Step 2

Dip each piece of fish into the cornflour then egg, then bread crumbs and place onto the grill tray in the Halo (or onto a baking tray if using an oven). Cook for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked and crispy (15 minutes in the oven also, set to 180°c degrees).

tartar sauce

Step 1

Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. If you want your tartar sauce more sharp, add some more of the vinegar from the gerkin jar – you can use white wine vinegar but the pickling liquor has much more flavour!

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How do you know when the Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce are cooked?

The fish should be cooked for 15 minutes at 180°c degrees until the fish is crispy.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce?

Place the Monk Fish bites on a baking tray and cook in an oven set to 170ºC for 10-15 minutes until hot – just keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t burn.

You could reheat these in the microwave for 5-6 minutes until piping hot. They probably won’t be as crispy this way.

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Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce

Better than the chippy! Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce – perfect Friday night even if you are calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 371
  • Carbs 6G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

Monk Fish Bites

  • 600 g monk fish (or other firm white fish)
  • 60 g wholemeal bread
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

Tartar Sauce

  • 2 tbsp lightest mayonaise
  • 1 pickled gerkin finely diced
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 1 tbsp capers finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp pickling liquor from the gherkin jar
  • 1 tsp fresh dill finely chopped

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Instructions

Monk fish bites
  1. Cut the monk fish into 20 bite sized pieces. Blitz the bread into coarse bread crumbs. Place the cornflour into one bowl and the bread crumbs into another bowl. Beat the egg in another dish.
  2. Dip each piece of fish into the cornflour then egg, then bread crumbs and place onto the grill tray in the Halo (or onto a baking tray if using an oven). Cook for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked and crispy (15 minutes in the oven also, set to 180 degrees).
Tartar sauce
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. If you want your tartar sauce more sharp, add some more of the vinegar from the gerkin jar - you can use white wine vinegar but the pickling liquor has much more flavour!

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StaceyWednesday 24th January 2018

How long does the tartar sauce last for if its kept in the fridge?

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