Although it is one of the healthiest foods in the world, many people still avoid integrating fish into their daily diets claiming they don’t like the taste. It is also the case for most kids, so making them eat fish-based meals will prove quite the struggle.
But who said fish could not be used in fun and surprising new ways to make it bearable for everybody? Check out our selection of recipes, and we guarantee you’ll start enjoying fish from now on.
Reinterpreted fish and chips
The national dish of Great Britain is probably the easiest and most common way to cook fish. This meal resembles fast food and is highly popular all over Europe and North America. However, instead of choosing the regular fish fingers, we suggest you try new types of fish that are healthier and will turn this meat into a low-calorie one.
Always consider the quality of the ingredients. Don’t use any frozen or premade products but, instead, opt for fresh and organic ones. Choose real potatoes that you cut and fry yourself for an authentic and delicious homemade taste. And, instead of using canola or palm tree oil, opt for sunflower oil.
Peel the potatoes and cut them in large chunks. Let them fry in a frying pan until they turn golden brown and place them on a plate. Add a paper tissue on top to absorb all the excess oil and make the wedges healthier.
Use your sharp fish fillet knife to skin the fish and make thick fillets. Cut them into bite sizes and dip them in a mix of flour, whiskered eggs, and sesame seeds. Put the fish bites into a frying pan and fry them for a few minutes on both sides.
Place the wedges and the fries on a single plate and garnish it with thick chunks of lemon, lettuce leaves, and a dressing made of low-fat yogurt, lemon juice, and fennel.
Baked garlic lemon tilapia with basmati rice
This light and delicious recipe is perfect for those who want to give fish one more try. You can serve it with basmati or wild rice, saute vegetables or potato wedges to make the recipe more appealing.
You are going to need two large tilapia fillets, freshly ground multi-colored peppercorns (we prefer red, white, green, and black), squeezed lemon juice and lemon wedges, minced garlic, and butter or olive oil.
Season the fish fillets with salt, pepper, and rosemary or specific fish spices. Use a brush to dab the fillets with extra virgin olive oil or butter, and let them sit for a few minutes. Put the fillets in a cooking pan and add the lemon wedges. Cook in the oven for around 40 minutes or until the fish meat is tender and juicy.
Take the fillets out and coat them with the minced garlic and add a pinch of salt and pepper before putting them back in the oven for another five minutes. The most delicious way to serve this dish is with basmati or wild curry rice and a salsa made of finely chopped tomatoes, a teaspoon of chopped red onion, fresh parsley, salt, and lemon juice.
Reinterpreted Bolognese pasta
And if everything else fails, you can rest assured nobody will give up on a plate of delicious Bolognese pasta. The trick? Instead of using regular meatballs you can make your own fish meatballs. If combined with the right veggies, nobody will be able to tell the difference and you can play along with it for the rest of the night.
Trying to hide fish by integrating it in other foods is the easiest way to determine your kids to try something new, even though they don’t necessarily enjoy a good fishing game using an ice fishing rod. But, getting back to our pasta, here are the key ingredients of this delicious dish: high-quality tomato sauce spiced with salt, pepper, and oregano, a portion of tagliatelle or spaghetti, shrimp or trout meat, and fresh mint leaves.