The school summer holidays are here. And we’ve had a lot of requests for fish recipe ideas suitable for the children and grandchildren.
We’ve recently added a few new products to our Family Favourites range. New favourites include our sustainable dusted yellowfin sole, available in three flavoured crumbs: lemon and parsley…lime, chilli and coriander…or roasted garlic.
Our vinegar infused tempura battered pollock fillets have also been very popular this summer…perfect for a healthier fish and chips with their light and crispy batter…sustainable and economical.
Getting young children involved
Our traditional cod fish cakes are perfect for the whole family. They’re over 50% cod and have a light crumb made with fortified flour. They also contain 9g of protein per fish cake. The cod is minced to make a smoother texture that young children prefer.
Making food fun is a great way to introduce young children to fish. The pictures above were taken at one of our school fun days and were a hit…even with the kids who seemed a bit reluctant to try fish at first.
Our range of goujons make excellent mini alternatives to hotdogs. In a natural crumb we have cod goujons and plaice goujons available. We also have a sweet chilli and lime cod goujon for children that like a bit more flavour.
We use the finest quality skinned and boned fish to make our goujons. And if you’re having a cooking day, this recipe for crunchy baked white fish is a great way to experiment with the different types of lesser used fish that we supply for you.
Children can be involved in making their own wraps too. We would recommend our jumbo cod fish fingers…over 3.5 times the size of the average fish finger. You can add their favourite ingredients…salad and little grated cheese works well.
You could also theme them. For example, for a Mexican wrap you could use guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Wraps are also a great way to sneak in a few portions of fruit and veg for the day.
Our award winning smoked salmon bacon makes a very healthy alternative to the traditional bacon butty. The bacon is very high in Omega 3 and protein and doesn’t have that visible fat that children find off-putting with pork bacon. The smoked salmon bacon makes an excellent toastie before a camping trip or long day out in the sun.
Simply cook the smoked salmon bacon as per instructions on pack (can be fried, grilled or oven baked) and add your favourite cheese before putting in the toastie maker until the bread turns golden and the cheese goes all nice and gooey. Cheese squares work well. But we’ve tried blue cheese and brie for the adults and both work very well with the smoked salmon bacon.
Fish with toppings
The picture above is salmon topped with green pesto. You could add breadcrumbs to give it a little more crunch and texture. Red pesto and a little cheese work really well on top of white fish for a pizza inspired meal.
Topping fillets of fish before baking is a great way to add a bit of variety to dinnertimes.
You can vary the topping or the type of fish you use to keep things interesting and as a way to introduce children to different species of fish.
If you have any hints or tips please comment below. We’d also love to hear any suggestions you have for child friendly products that we don’t currently provide.