An Easy Fish Recipe That the Whole Family Will Enjoy
After my five year old told me that tonight’s supper was the best thing she had ever eaten – even better than chocolate, I knew I had to blog about her new favourite meal.
It’s actually an old meal that I just haven’t made in a really long time… long enough for her to have forgotten that she’d ever eaten it. But with this much enthusiasm over some frozen fish filets, I know I will be making it again soon.
Warning: This is Nothing Fancy
Simply, this is just a really easy way to cook up a bag of frozen fish. It pairs well with mashed potatoes and a green veggie. It’s also heavier than some fish recipes so it should keep your family full for a while. Serves 6.
As usual, I don’t measure my ingredients, so bear with me. You really don’t need to for this dish anyway. But make sure you have on hand 1-2 cups of panko bread crumbs and at least 1/3 cup of mayonnaise (real mayo, not the salad dressing kind).
- 1 bag (1.15 kg or 2.5 lbs) of frozen fish, thawed, drained well & patted dry (get as much moisture out as you can, but don’t be too picky, this is supposed to be easy)
- 1/3 cup of real mayonnaise
- 1.5 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp butter
- garlic powder, dried dill weed, salt, pepper
- In a 9X13 heavy pan, sprinkle half of the panko bread crumbs, generously over the bottom.
- Sprinkle half of the parmesan cheese over the panko.
- Sprinkle garlic powder, dill, salt and pepper over that.
- Cover fish well with mayo. I use my hands – it’s messy but it works better. Don’t worry if your fish falls apart a bit… it won’t be very noticeable and it will taste the same anyway.
- Spread fish in an even layer over the bread crumbs.
- Sprinkle with remaining parmesan, spices again and top with remaining bread crumbs.
- melt butter in the microwave and sprinkle evenly over top of everything.
- Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until the top starts to brown nicely.
- You could probably toss the top half of panko crumbs with the butter.
- This dish should not be runny or dry. It should have a slightly creamy texture with a crunchy topping.
And there you have it… an easy fish recipe with a mild taste, reminiscent of fish sticks but a whole lot better. Even picky eaters should enjoy this one!