I am a huge fan of whitefish. The milder the flavor, the more I LOVE it! And this is probably because I am not a lover of a strong fishy flavor — like you get from Tilapia or Salmon. Normally I don’t eat a lot of raw fish even in sushi because my husband prefers cooked sushi rolls. Despite his liking, I bought salmon from Costco to make sushi rolls and it was fantastic raw! It melted in your mouth.. and literally didn’t even have much of a fish flavor at all! Nevertheless, you cook Salmon, I won’t like it at all — the flavor turns me off. YUCK!
Anyhow, like I said, I love whitefish be it swai, cod, halibut, haddock, swordfish, etc… it is all yummy!!
Let me get back on track — A couple of months ago I was experimenting with making flavored butter to place on my fish. And that night I made a wonderful garlic butter with nice minced garlic and dried parsley! It was wonderful. In fact, I think I didn’t make enough because my husband was asking for more — and I had just made enough for 5 meals!!
I have never tried making Fish Cakes before and don’t know why I haven’t tried them sooner. They are quite easy to make and so tasty!
Fish Cakes are quite versatile and can be served as a snack, in a sandwich, or even as an appetizer or a side for a party.
My kids and husband thought they were great. And my husband even took the leftovers to work for lunch the next day. So I say that is a win-win dinner for Mama.
I love fried calamari! Since I was diagnosed gluten intolerant, I have not been able to really patron many Italian restaurants let alone order fried calamari.
I purchased a bag of calamari and didn’t want to go the plain route of just making an appetizer and wanted to make it a dinner entree. So I came up with the idea of making calamari tacos. We love fish or even shrimp tacos and this is basically on the same concept.
So, now what did I want to pair it with…. a mango slaw of course!!
My husband loves the Ginger Steamed fish you get at Chinese Restaurants. Since we never go to Chinese Restaurants because the ones we have in our town never has anything gluten free I have to make my own. Nevertheless, I have gotten really good at making Asian food at home. This is my version…
Shrimp and Fish Casserole
1 fillet swai
1 fillet of tilapia
1 cup jumbo shrimp, shells removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter softened
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of cracked pepper
1 small lemon, juiced
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Cut fish into cubes. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic and fish. Then add salt and pepper. Simmer for 10-20 minutes until tender and flaky.
Add lemon juice.
Add shrimp and cook until tender and pink.
Mix yogurt, butter and mustard together.Before serving, add sour cream mixture to shrimp and fish. Heat until hot. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with rice.
My kids love fish. And even though my youngest isn’t feeling all that well he still asked me to make fish for dinner last night. If you are looking for a simple fish dinner, try this easy recipe for baked fish fillets. You can use any firm white fish for this dish and it will still come out really tasty.
I had Gluten Free Honey Nut Chex in the cupboard and not regular Rice or Corn Chex so my topping was a tad sweeter than normal but my husband and kids loved the flavor and said it was really good. And I measure everyones tastes by what is left on their plates. And lets just say plates were practically licked clean.
Gluten Free Baked Fish Fillets
- 5 white fish fillets
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup crushed gluten free Chex™ Cereal
- Dried parsley to sprinkle
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Spray a large baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Combine lime juice, mayonnaise, onion powder, softened butter and pepper in a large bowl.
- Dredge fillets through mayonnaise mixture and coat evenly.
- Place all fillets in baking dish.
- Then sprinkle each fillet with crushed cereal.
- Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- Sprinkle with dried parsley and serve immediately.
My kids love tacos and they love fish — so the combination of a Fish Taco is always a Dinner success at my house.
Unfortunately, it took me many years to even try a fish taco. And this is coming from a California girl who grew up only 45 minutes from the beaches of Santa Cruz as well as the bay side city of San Francisco. Nevertheless, once I tried a fish taco, I was HOOKED! Haha, pun intended!
These tacos are relatively on the healthy side and boast a lot of flavor. They are easy on your wallet, and extremely fast and simple to pull together. Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed rub and grill them for just 3-5 minutes per side.
I used affordable swai white fish, and rubbed it with a generous amount of Kinder’s Mild BBQ Rub. The fish was then thrown on the barbecue for several minutes until it was cooked to perfection. The Swai was then topped with a perfect mixture of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cabbage and a dash of Sour Cream and Sriracha sauce all inside a nice warm, crunchy tortilla.
I love piccata sauce — but my kids think it is a little too lemony so I have come up with a mild lemon sauce that even the kids like. I say that is a win-win situation in my household! AND of course I love garlic and mushrooms, too, so I have added that to the sauce as well for a beautiful flavor!
Fish Tacos w/ a side of Organic Spanish Brown Rice
Makes 10 Tacos
5 frozen flaky white fish fillets
Seafood Seasoning from Tahoe Spiceworks Inc.
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
2 stalks of Green Onions, chopped
1 TBSP Fresh Cilantro, minced
10 corn tortillas, fried
1 Tomato, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
1/2 head of Romaine Lettuce
Sriracha Sauce (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Take the frozen fish fillets and place them on a baking sheet. Season with Seafood Seasoning from Tahoe Spiceworks Inc. mixed with a 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin.
While the fish is in the oven, take a medium size bowl and mix Lettuce, Cabbage, Green Onions and Cilantro together. In a small size bowl mix Tomato and Red Onion together.
Take a frying pan and heat Coconut Oil to fry the Corn Tortillas to desired crispiness.
Remove the fish from the oven. Take a tortilla, put a dollop of sour cream in the middle of the tortilla. Place fish in the center of a tortilla, top with a cabbage/lettuce slaw then with the Tomato/Red Onion. Top with Sriracha Sauce.
Serve with Spanish Rice from Lundberg Family Farms.
If interested in purchasing Seafood Seasoning from Tahoe Spiceworks go to: http://tahoespiceworks.com/products/seafood-seasoning . The seasoning Ingredients: Sea salt, spices, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated onion, black pepper, color*. *Note: Referring to the color of spice such as paprika, cayenne, ect.