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Crunchy Fish Bake

We’ve been away for a few days and then had a weekend of birthdays which has meant being away from our usual way of eating. Today I had a chance to get back in the kitchen to cook…. I really fancied fish but after a few days away we had a rather bare fridge and veggie rack. BANG goes that idea, no potatoes. So I had to get creative. Finding some wheatfree breadcrumbs in the freezer I decided to remake fish pie. If I have ends of wheat free bread left  or make a rather crumbly loaf I tend to whizz it into breadcrumbs and freeze for a later date. Tonight was date night.

I used frozen fish as that’s all I had but you could use fresh.

 

Dietitian UK: Crunchy Fish Bake 

 

Crunchy Fish Bake (Wheat Free)
Serves 4
A crunchy, easy variation on fish pie.
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
514 calories
21 g
155 g
24 g
55 g
9 g
615 g
471 g
11 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
615g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514
Calories from Fat 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
36%
Saturated Fat 9g
44%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 155mg
52%
Sodium 471mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 11g
Protein 55g
Vitamin A
371%
Vitamin C
209%
Calcium
58%
Iron
39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 fish fillets (I used salmon)
  2. 500ml milk
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 2 tbsp wheat free flour
  5. 1/2 cup water
  6. 8 - 10 medium mushrooms
  7. 2 peppers
  8. 2 handfuls of fresh or 4 clumps of frozen spinach
  9. Dash of lemon juice
  10. 1 tsp dijon mustard
  11. 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  12. grated nutmeg
  13. seasoning
  14. 3 cups of wheat free breadcrumbs
  15. 100g grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Place the fish fillets in a large, wide bottomed pan and half cover with milk. Add the bay leaf.
  2. Simmer until the fish is cooked (around 10 minutes but do check it as it depends on whether it is fresh or frozen).
  3. Remove the fish from the milk and flake it into a dish.
  4. Mix the flour with a 1/2 cup of water. Add to the milk and simmer gently whilst stirring, the sauce will thicken.
  5. Remove the bay leaf.
  6. Now add the chopped vegetables and spinach to the sauce.
  7. Add the lemon juice, mustard, herbs, nutmeg and season to taste.
  8. Stir the fish back in. Now place the mixture into an overproof dish.
  9. Top with the breadcrumbs and grated cheese.
  10. Cook in the oven at Gas Mark 4 for 30-40 minutes, until it is hot, the cheese is melted and the breadcrumbs toasted.
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calories
514
fat
24g
protein
55g
carbs
21g
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Salmon Parcels: a simple supper that cooks itself.

I love cooking, but there are days when I just need something I can throw in the oven and leave it to cook itself. Days when I really don’t have the energy to cook but know it’s even more important that I have a healthy dinner at that point. Know what I mean?

This recipe has saved me on several occasions. It is such a simple way to cook fish and yet it always comes out moist and and perfectly cooked, more importantly it is wolfed down by my kids! I cut the salmon into chunks and the baby finds it easy finger food.

Dietitian UK: Salmon Foil Parcels with Potato Wedges.

Salmon Parcels
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
302 calories
49 g
20 g
6 g
15 g
1 g
387 g
104 g
5 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
387g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302
Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 104mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
132%
Vitamin C
200%
Calcium
8%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 x 125g salmon fillets (fresh or frozen, see notes for frozen)
  2. 1 pepper thinly sliced
  3. 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 head broccoli
  5. 1 handful of green beans
  6. dash of lemon juice
  7. pepper
  8. 4 medium potatoes
  9. 1 tbsp rapeseed or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Scrub the potatoes and slice into wedges. Either parboil these for 5 minutes or place in the microwave spread on a large plate for 5 minutes.
  3. Place in a baking tray, drizzle in 1 tbsp oil and put in the oven.
  4. Now cut out 4 large pieces of foil, I always underestimate so be generous, about A4 sized.
  5. Thinly slice the carrots and peppers and cut the broccoli into small pieces.
  6. Lay 1 fillet of salmon in the middle of each piece of foil. Season with pepper and a dash of lemon juice.
  7. Now lay a mixture of vegetables on top.
  8. Fold each parcel up, bring both sides to the middle and fold them down into a parcel. It doesn't have to look pretty 😉
  9. Put in the oven with the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes.
Notes
  1. If you are using frozen salmon fillets this still works, just cook the parcels for an extra 10 minutes.
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calories
302
fat
6g
protein
15g
carbs
49g
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Salmon and Spring Vegetable Risotto.

Risotto, it’s a staple in our house. I love the way you can reinvent it each time you make it. Weaning baby 2 has also remined me how it’s completely suitable for everyone in the family. He has been loving risotto from his first taste of it at 6 months old. So if you want a meal you can cook that everyone will enjoy, try this out. This is real food and tasty food.

Dietitian UK: Baby Eats Salmon and Spring Vegetable Risotto

Today’s variation includes salmon for extra omega 3 goodness and monounsaturated fat. I always pack whatever we cook with plenty of veggies. The courgette was grated as my toddler “is not keen on courgettes mummy”…. but it also adds extra vegetables without you really noticing they are there.

Here is the 3 1/2 year olds portion… she like risotto alot.

Dietitian UK: Salmon and Spring Vegetable Risotto: toddler portion.

And the husbands portion – hence all the cheese, the man is a cheese monster…

Dietitian UK: Salmon and Spring Vegetable Risotto

 

Salmon and Spring Vegetable Risotto
Serves 4
Packed with vegetables and omega 3's, a super healthy, tasty dinner suitable for the whole family.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
414 calories
31 g
75 g
15 g
36 g
4 g
455 g
537 g
8 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
455g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414
Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 537mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A
306%
Vitamin C
48%
Calcium
27%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 carrots
  2. 1 onion
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. 200g risotto rice
  5. 50ml white wine
  6. 300ml chicken stock
  7. 400g salmon fillets
  8. 1 courgette, grated
  9. 50ml semi skimmed milk
  10. 50g parmesan
  11. 40g quark
  12. 200g spinach
  13. pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the carrots and onions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and sweat the onions and carrots for a few minutes.
  3. Now add the rice and stir to coat in the oil, leave for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the wine, and stir, bring to a simmer on a medium heat.
  5. When most of the wine has been cooked out add the stock, about 100ml at a time. Stir frequently whilst it cooks as this helps release the starch from the rice and stops it burning on the bottom, plus it gives you a good arm workout 😉
  6. About half way through the stock additions add in the cubed salmon and grated courgette.
  7. When you have added all the stock, it's time to add the milk and let it cook out too.
  8. Now add the quark and grated parmesan.
  9. Finally stir through the spinach and allow it to wilt, and season.
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calories
414
fat
15g
protein
36g
carbs
31g
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Spicy Salmon with Roasted Veg

I’m on my quest to find ways to get oily fish into the family. Today I had a play around with making a rub for the fish, which myself and the hubby loved, the children found it a little spicy… which just meant the rub got scraped off their plates onto ours. Win Win.  Next time I’ll put the rub on our portions and add some yoghurt to the kids ones 😉

What I love about these type of recipes is they can be prepared in advance and then it’s just a case of turning on the oven, putting it in and making sure you keep an eye on the clock. Try preparing this the night before and it will just take 40 minutes to cook in the oven the next evening. Maximum taste with minimal effort.

Dietitian UK: Spicy Salmon marinating.
Ready to Cook 

 

The other great thing about this recipe was the chunkiness of the veggies meant the baby was able to feed himself quite happily, leading to a whole load of mess but also happiness, and a bath.

 

Dietitian UK: Spicy Salmon and Roasted Vegetables on a bed of Noodles.

Spicy Salmon Rub With Roasted Veggies
Serves 4
A prepare ahead meal that is packed with omega 3's and provides 2 portions of vegetables.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
172 calories
16 g
19 g
8 g
11 g
1 g
288 g
299 g
9 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
288g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 19mg
6%
Sodium 299mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
145%
Vitamin C
169%
Calcium
6%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Rub
  1. 2 cloves garlic
  2. 2 tsp garam masala
  3. 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  4. 1 tsp sesame seeds
  5. 2 tsp dried coriander (use fresh if you have it)
  6. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  7. 4 x 120g salmon fillets
Vegetables
  1. 2 carrots
  2. 2 courgettes
  3. 2 peppers
  4. 2 onions
  5. 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. Put the garlic, garam masala, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds for the rub into a large pestle and mortar. Now have fun giving it a good bash.
  2. When it is ground into a paste add in the coriander and continue to bash.
  3. Add the soy sauce as needed to loosen it.
  4. Now spread onto the salmon.
  5. Peel the carrots and onions. Chop all the vegetables into chunks and place into a roasting dish. Toss in the oil and place the salmon on the top. It can all now be covered and go into the fridge until you are going to cook it.
  6. To cook: heat the oven to Gas Mark 5. Remove the salmon from the dish, place the vegetables only into the oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  7. Now add the salmon on top of the vegetables and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  8. Whilst the salmon is cooking get the kettle on and cook up some noodles to go with it.
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calories
172
fat
8g
protein
11g
carbs
16g
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Homemade Fish Fingers made by a toddler

My 3 year old has been watching, helping and cooking with me since she was a baby. Whether in a sling, a bumbo, highchair or stood on a stool she has always loved it. Mainly because she gets to eat it, and this girl is a true foodie. Given the choice of what to have for lunch she goes for things like Sushi, prawns and olives. She shuns childrens options like sausage and chips in favour of peppers stuffed with goats cheese. She also just loves to help chop, stir and get involved with mummy. So when the video camera wasn’t charged and I couldn’t work out how to get the tablet to balance somewhere and film us both I decided to just let her do the vlog. I must admit a certain level of motherly pride at this girl 😉

Miss K also loves fish fingers. Why? Because she loves fish but also because of a book we have where Charlie and Lola refer to them as “ocean niblets” from the supermarket under the sea. This book captured our imagaination around food. I don’t buy fish fingers, firstly I can’t eat them unless they are wheat free and secondly these take just minutes to make and the same time to cook so there is no need!

 

 

 

Salmon Fish Fingers, wheat free, gluten free
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
424 calories
28 g
144 g
13 g
45 g
2 g
205 g
408 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
205g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 144mg
48%
Sodium 408mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 2g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
7%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 salmon fillets
  2. 1 beaten egg
  3. 50g rice flour
  4. 100g gluten free breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Slice the salmon into fishfinger size pieces.
  2. Roll the fingers into the flour, then dip into the egg and allow the excess to drip off.
  3. Fulyl coat in the breadcrumbs and place on a oiled and lined baking tray.
  4. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 15 minutes.
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calories
424
fat
13g
protein
45g
carbs
28g
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Salmon and Vegetable Bake

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
Serves 3
A different way to serve up oily fish and veggies to your family.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
423 calories
35 g
83 g
14 g
41 g
5 g
425 g
601 g
9 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
425g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 83mg
28%
Sodium 601mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 9g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A
237%
Vitamin C
308%
Calcium
39%
Iron
22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 medium carrots
  2. 1 large head of broccoli
  3. 300g salmon fillet in small cubes
  4. 50g gluten free cream cheese
  5. 100ml natural yoghurt
  6. 1 tsp mixed herbs
  7. seasoning
  8. 3 slices of gluten free bread made into breadcrumbs
  9. 50g grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the carrots then cook in boiling water until soft, add the broccoli for the last few minutes of cooking.
  2. Place the salmon and vegetables in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the cream cheese and yoghurt together with the herbs and season.
  4. Stir the creamy mix into the salmon and veggies.
  5. Spoon it all into an ovenproof dish, then top with the breadcrumbs and finally the cheese.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes at Gas Mark 6/200C.
  7. Serve with a green salad.
Notes
  1. Can be made ahead of time and cooked later and can be frozen.
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calories
423
fat
14g
protein
41g
carbs
35g
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Why not serve this with a green salad and a cheeky glass of white wine?