No matter how healthy it can be, not many people can say they love eating fish. However, integrating fish into your daily diet is extremely important as this type of white meat offers enough benefits to your body and mind. And, when cooked correctly, we’re sure it can become at least bearable for most people.
If you’re still thinking of the right recipes to make your family members fall in love with fish, we have a few suggestions. The following dishes are easy to prepare and mainly represent reinterpretations of already popular foods.
Fish and chips
Who can say no to this dish? Fish & chips is the national food choice for England, but it is also quite in demand across Europe and North America. The best thing about this simple dish is that you can choose your favorite type of fish or different ones until you discover your family’s favorite.
However, in order to make sure you end up with a healthy and delicious meal, you must carefully pick the ingredients. Keep in mind that low-quality ingredients can affect the overall quality of the meal and can determine people to grow even stronger feelings against fish meat. Therefore, we suggest you put on your kitchen apron and head to the kitchen.
With the help of a sharp fish fillet knife get rid of the skin, bones, tail, and head of the fish. Chop the food in bite-perfect sizes and let them rest for a few minutes with fresh salt and pepper. Dip them in a mix of whiskered eggs, flour, and sesame seeds and put each fish bite into a frying pan.
Cook for a few minutes on each side, until the fish turns golden-brown. Repeat the process with the rest of the fish and let the food sit on a clean plate. Use a few paper towels to absorb the excess oil. You can serve the fish with French fries or wedges, as long as you use fresh sunflower oil to fry them. Finish with a few thick slices of lemon or garlic mayonnaise.
Yummy fish burgers
The easiest way to make people fall in love with fish meat is to prepare a dish no one can refuse – burgers. For this course, you will need fresh salmon fillets, salt, pepper, and a pinch of olive oil or animal fat. Keep in mind that salmon is already a fish rich in oils and fats so burgers can easily turn greasy if you add too much fat.
Use a meat grinder to prepare the mixture by adding the salmon meat, fresh ground pepper, salt, and a pinch of chili. With the resulted mixture you can create mini fish burgers and add a pinch of olive oil, animal fat, and lemon juice before placing them on the grill. Make sure that you cook these for a few minutes on both sides evenly. Place the burgers between delicious bread buns and add a few slices of tomatoes and caramelized onions.
If you’re in the mood for some Italian food, this reinterpreted version of the famous dish allows you to integrate fish without people even knowing it easily. Thus, it’s one of the perfect ways to determine your kids to try fish and maybe even like it.
The trick is to use fish meat instead of the regular meatballs. The rest of the ingredients remain the same, meaning a good portion of tagliatelle or spaghetti, high-quality tomato sauce with oregano, salt, and pepper.
Use a meat grinder to turn the fish into a paste that can be later shaped as a meatball. Fry the meatballs for a couple of minutes in hot oil until they become brown and tender on both sides. Boil the tomato sauce for 5-10 minutes and add the fish meatballs.
You can use any fish meat you want, but we recommend trout or wild salmon. You can combine the fish with other veggies such as grated potatoes, carrots or zucchinis.
And if everything else fails, you can just remind your family members that some people need to use a fishing rod and reel to get dinner, so your children and spouse should be grateful that they don’t have to fish for an entire day to benefit from a nice and juicy fish dish for dinner. Thus, they should be happy with what they have and try to be less picky about the food they eat.