I love fish but I sometimes struggle to get it into our weekly menu as hubby isn’t that keen on it. Anything with bones, a head or tails is definitely not allowed on the table (prawns excepted) and anything too fishy is also a no go.
So here is my latest fishy offering and this one went down well. The hubby said I could make it again and gave a few mmmmm noises. The toddler gave me a clap and said “Well done Mummy”, high praise indeed 🙂
So why not give it a go and see how it fares with your family? Salmon is an oily fish providing omega 3’s and the vegetables will pack this meal up to provide 2 of your 5 a day.
This meal can be prepared in advance then put in the oven to cook through later on.
Salmon and Vegetable Bake
A different way to serve up oily fish and veggies to your family.
Oily fish. We all know that it is good for us, but certainly in our house it can be a struggle to get it into the weeks meal plans. My husband isn’t keen on fish and for some reason during pregnancy I seem to go off the oily fish. However I was determined to find a different way to get some omega 3’s into our diets.
There is a wealth of evidence showing the benefits of eating Omega 3 fats that are found in oily fish. For example studies on children have shown improved concentration and may help in ADHD. Studies on adults show lowered inflammation so may help in conditions such as arthritis, other research shows protection against heart attacks, lowering of blood pressure, they may help protect against some cancers and may aid in depression and some mental health conditions.
Oily fish include all the smelly ones 😉 Mackerel, salmon, fresh (not tinned) tuna, halibut, sardines, herring, kippers. These provide EPA and DHA.
So onto the recipe…..
I had a packet of peppered mackerel fillets in the fridge. Literally all I did was whizz these up in the food processor with some Greek yoghurt and some water to loosen it. There it is… an instant pate. What was great about this is my husband (the fish hater) liked it so much I had to take it away from him before he ate the whole lot!
200g peppered mackerel fillets
2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
Water as needed
Place the mackerel and yoghurt in a food processor and blend.
Add the water as needed to loosen it into a pate consistency.
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