I’m a huge entertaining geek. I love to make entertaining as simple as possible – that way I’ll do it more regularly. I’m talking giant salads and mounds of seafood so that everyone can help themselves. It’s a really social and merry way to dine.
I like to do exactly the same thing for the kids, giving them a platter or two of their favourites that they can share and take what they like from. This is where my delicious and super-duper quick fish fingers come into play. My little guys prefer their fish without any crumbs (crazy, I know) but many kids relish a delicious, crisp coating and love nothing more than a yummy chip or two sitting alongside, right? So, it was with this in mind (in addition to my constant quest to cook ahead of time and whack meals in the freezer) that these delectable kids fish fingers were born. Make them up a few days beforehand and pop them in the freezer. That way you can have them ready to cook just a few minutes before serving. Pile them onto a tray and let the kids grab what they want. They are SO YUMMY!
Healthy Fish Fingers Recipe
You can't beat it when a healthy version of a favourite tastes even better than the original.
By Stacey Clare
Ling fillet: 200g
Sweet potato: 1
Coconut oil: 2 tablespoons
Italian herbs: 1 teaspoon
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 200°C and line two trays with baking paper. Chop the potatoes and sweet potatoes into wedges and toss them in the coconut oil and Italian herbs. Place on one of the trays and bake for 20 minutes or until the skins are crispy.
Step 2: Gather three bowls. In one bowl add the breadcrumbs, in another spoon the mayonnaise and in the final one, add the fish that you’ve cut into finger-size pieces.
Step 3: Place the second lined baking tray alongside the bowls. Grab a piece of fish, roll it in the mayonnaise, followed by the breadcrumbs before placing on the tray. Repeat until all pieces are coated. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crisp.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a sprinkling of fresh herbs and an extra bit of mayo for dipping the chips and fish in.
Stacey Clare’s Nutritional Tip: Often fish is crumbed in egg, flour and breadcrumbs. Save yourself a step in the process and make this delicious variety – the mayonnaise will moisten the fish perfectly and with homemade chips alongside, you’re getting a truly delicious meal into hungry little mouths.