Delish Fish Dish

An easy fish recipe that you're whole family will enjoy!
This is not the picture of the recipe I made (it was gone before I could think of getting out the camera), however, it is the closest picture I could find that looked like what we ate tonight.

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).

Use panko bread crumbs instead of the regular kind to get a better crunchy topping.
Use panko bread crumbs instead of the regular kind to get a better crunchy topping.

Ingredients:

  • 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
This is the brand of fish we used (purchased at Walmart) in tonight's dinner, but any white fish would be fine to use.
This is the brand of fish we used (purchased at Walmart) in tonight’s dinner, but any white fish would be fine to use.

Directions:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • 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!

 

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