Simple, inexpensive and nourishing Fish Recipes
Although I was occasionally taken fishing by my Great Aunt Alice’s gardner, I didn’t care much for fish as a child. Nor do I remember how my mother cooked it except that she did, regularly. Stephen’s mother served fish on Fridays because she felt it was fresher then. It well may have been. In those days frozen fish wasn’t very good. Much progress has been made in flash freezing both fish and vegetables. Stephen is very fond of fish so we have it at least weekly.
Increasing amounts of information has come out about how good fish is for you. Many believe they don’t like it because they have not had it cooked properly. White fish takes very little time to cook: one recipe takes about 15 minutes or so and the other a between 25 and thirty. You will surely have all the ingredients on hand as well. I so dislike seeing an intriguing recipe and discover one or more of the ingredients have to be bought from a specialty market.
Our two favorite kinds of fish are flounder and cod. I used to think cod w was good only for chowder until I created this recipe for it. It also makes use of stale corn chips that didn’t get eaten while fresh. Stephen crunches ours up. Children love to do this too. Stephen and I dine well on around a pound or a bit less of fish of either variety. It’s nice to have fresh fish, however the flash frozen is almost as good. I do not fry fish, thus avoiding odors and extra fat.
Baked Cod with Corn Chips
Preheat oven to 350 or 325 for a glass dish.
Ingredients: for 2 servings
¼ to 1/3 cups ground corn chips
A pound or so of cod
Around ¼ cup good mayonnaise. Do not use low fat
1 TBS so of horseradish sauce. It adds a bit of “sass” to the fish
Method: Lay fish flat in baking dish. Mix up Mayonnaise and Horseradish sauce, spread evenly over cod. Bake in oven and depending on thickness of fish check after 20 to 30 minutes. Fish should flake away easily and have lost its transparency. Serve with broccoli and a simple salad or coleslaw.
Poached Flounder Filets
This cooks quickly, so have the rest of your dinner ready before adding the fish.
2 cups water
¼ cups diced celery,
2 Tbs diced onion
OR if in a hurry, dried onion and celery seed about 2 Tbs each)
1 pound flounder filets
Method: Use a large frying pan. Bring water to a boil and add vegetables, fresh or dried. Let them simmer for 15 minutes or so for fresh less for dried. Then lay flounder filets in pan and turn over after 3 or 4 minutes. Serve with spinach and a salad or squash. Use rice if you need more cars.
PS Do you have any recipes to share? I hope so; I so enjoy hearing from readers. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org The delightful fish is by my daughter Laura Lorenz