A Fish Recipe for the Reluctant Eater

Cooked Fish

Growing up in a big family my mom didn’t have time to make sure we all liked what she was serving for dinner. We ate what we were given and that was that—except on fish night. We all had a gut wrenching “allergy” to fish and united in our refusal to eat it. She would try to hide it under other food or mix it into a salad, but we would always know it was there. As I got older, I realized the health benefits of including fish in my diet and branched out with various recipes that diminished or masked the “fishiness” of fish. Here is a quick and easy fish recipe for the reluctant eater.

The great thing about this recipe is that there is a minimal amount of ingredients.

  • 1 pound of white fish (I prefer Haddock)
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • bread crumbs

First grease your baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the fish in the baking dish. You can sprinkle some salt on the fish but keep in mind that the lime adds a similar flavor. I usually don’t add any salt.

Mix the lime juice and mayonnaise together in a small bowl. Then add whatever spices you think would taste best. I usually use a little onion powder and some red pepper flakes to add a kick of spiciness.

Add a layer of breadcrumbs on top of the mayonnaise mixture. You can also sprinkle melted butter on top to give the breadcrumbs a crispy texture. I usually forgo that step because the liquid from the lime and mayonnaise already seeps into the breadcrumbs. Put it in the oven for twenty minutes.

Besides being a delicious recipe, the small number of ingredients makes it inexpensive as well. It’s a good option for those of you with a tight grocery budget.


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