• 5 Fish Recipes That the Kids Will Actually Eat

    Yummy and fun (and sometimes disguised), these fish recipes are sure hits.
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • 5 Fish Recipes That the Kids Will Actually Eat
  • Are you and the kids getting enough fish in your diet? Fish and seafood are rich in DHA and omega-3 fatty acids that are essential fats the body needs. It’s crucial for brain function as well as normal growth and development. It’s recommended that adults and children get two to three servings of fish a week. 

    However, parents know that it can be difficult to get children to eat fish or other types of seafood. And, even some adults are not too fond of it. Get the whole family to eat fish with these delicious kid-friendly recipes. 

    1. Homemade Fish Balls

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    Turn this street food favorite healthier by whipping it up at home! 

    400 to 500 grams fish fillet (any fish may be used)
    1-inch piece ginger, peeled 
    4 cups diced potatoes
    1 cup diced carrots
    1 whole garlic, minced
    1 egg, beaten
    1 1/2 cups cornstarch
    1/2 cup cassava flour
    salt and pepper to taste
    8 cups fish stock
    oil for deep-frying

    For the sauce:
    1 cup vinegar
    1 cup Sprite or 7-Up
    1 cup brown sugar
    3 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
    chili flakes or chopped fresh bird's eye chili (optional)

    Cooking instructions can be found at Yummy.ph


    2. Fish Sticks with Tartar Dip

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    This recipe is made even more kid-friendly with the addition of parmesan cheese.

    Makes 20 pieces 
    Cooking time 45 minutes

     1 cream dory fillet, cut into 2-inch strips 
    1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
    1 egg, lightly beaten 
    1 cup panko or fine bread crumbs 
    oil for deep frying

    For the tartar dip
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon pickle relish
    a pinch of Spanish paprika

    Cooking instructions can be found at Yummy.ph.  

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    3.  Baby Potato Bites with Smoked Fish

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    This fun bite-sized recipe is perfect for merienda.

    Serves 6 to 8  
    Prep Time 20 to 30 minutes  
    Baking Time 45 minutes to 1 hour 

    150 to 200 grams baby or new potatoes, rinsed well
    salt and freshly ground pepper
    olive oil
    3 tablespoons skim milk 
    1/3 cup butter
    1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    3/4 cup finely chopped smoked fish 

    Cooking instructions can be found at Yummy.ph


    4.  Smoked Bangus Lumpia

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    We're betting the kids won't even realize they're eating fish.

    Serves 5 to 6 
    Prep Time 15 minutes 
    Cooking Time 5 minutes

    lumpia wrappers, about 10 to 12 pieces
    1 large smoked boneless bangus
    1 egg
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 tablespoon chopped spring onions
    1/4 cup chopped carrots
    1/8 cup chopped green bell pepper

    Cooking instructions can be found at Yummy.ph


    5. Cheesy Shrimp Quesadilla

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    Once again, cheese makes everything better. Use only the freshest shrimp for this recipe. 

    1/2 cup seeded and diced tomatoes
    1 1/2 tablespoons diced red onion
    1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    salt and pepper, to taste
    1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
    16 medium shrimps, peeled and deveined
    2 teaspoons cooking oil
    4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
    1/3 cup sour cream
    1 teaspoon paprika 

    Cooking instructions can be found at Yummy.ph

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