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Panko Crusted Fish Sticks

Have you heard of Swai? Well, I had no idea what it was when I first saw it at an Asian grocery store last summer when I was in Minnesota. It was $2.99 a pound and so I decided to give it a try. Was I ever surprised by the light and flaky texture with a very mild flavor. We breaded it with Panko and it was simply amazing! You can bake it, fry it or steam it. You can add any kind of sauce and spices to it because everything pairs well with it.

Later that same week, I was at one of the Target stores at home and to my surprise they had it in the freezer section. You get four large individually packed fillets (1.5 pounds) for $6.99. The price is great considering that halibut can cost up to $17 a pound. To make it even more appealing, it is very nutritious as well, with only 100 calories per 4 ounces, 2 to 3 grams of fat, and about 50 mg of cholesterol. These figures are even lower than chicken!

To make my crispy fish sticks, I dredged each piece in flour, followed by a dip in egg wash and…

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