Quick and easy fish dishes for the busy mum – Featured Guest Post

by Insomniac Mummy on March 14, 2013

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We all know how good fish is for us and our children. It is a fantastic source of lean protein and fatty fish, like salmon and tuna, are packed with omega-3 fats which are known to promote a healthy heart and may also have brain-boosting capabilities. Nutritionists recommend that you should eat at least 2 servings of fish each week.

The good news is there are plenty of delicious fish dishes out there. A quick browse through the fish sections of food hamper specialists will get your mouth watering but you do not need to be a gastronome, specialist chef or have oodles of time on your hands to prepare delicious fish dishes. Here are some quick and easy fish dishes which are ideal for the busy mum.

Smoked salmon layer

Smoked Salmon

What could be simpler? You can easily buy smoked salmon online that is of the highest standard and bursting with flavour so keep it simple when preparing it.

Try grating some carrot, radish and cucumber and mix these into a dollop of cream cheese, a drizzle of lemon juice, a sprinkling of fresh coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. Lay a slice of salmon on a plate, generously portion out your mix on top and then cover this with another slice. Drizzle over some olive oil and serve this healthy snack or light tea with bread and butter.

Fish tacos with lime

You will need just 30 minutes for this innovative twist on a family favourite.

For your lime sauce, take the juice of two limes and stir in mayonnaise and chilli powder to taste. This will serve as the sauce for your tacos and a quick marinade for your fish to really let that flavour percolate.

Cut your tilapia or catfish fillets into one inch pieces, dip them in your mayonnaise and then coat them in flour and a little salt. Shallow fry them for no more than 4 minutes until the fish is golden brown and starting to flake.

Give the tortillas a quick blast in the microwave to warm them up and then fill them with fish, shredded cabbage, grated carrot, some jalapenos and your lime sauce.

Peppered salmon with roasted roots

This one also takes just 30 minutes from preparation to plate.

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius and place chopped carrots and beetroots into a roasting tin with hot oil in it. Roast these for 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile sprinkle your salmon with salt and plenty of pepper. Place a large frying pan over a high heat and cook your fillets for 3 minutes on each side. Make sure the fish flakes when you test it with a fork.

Place a little drop of orange juice in the pan for a sauce and then serve the salmon on the roasts and drizzle over the sauce.

Plenty more fish in the sea.

There are just so many other quick and easy fish recipes out there that you could make fish a bigger part of your diet. It is quick to cook, delicious and very nutritious.


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Ellie is a working mum. In her spare time she spends far too much time waffling on the internet. She's a Twitter addicted Facebook fanatic, and an all round social media butterfly. You can also find her on Google + as Insomniac Mummy. She once walked across England and is planning on walking 100K in one day in May 2014 for Cancer Research. All she really wants is a good night's sleep...

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