Tasty Fish Suppers – Ideas & Inspiration

Tasty Fish Suppers – Ideas & Inspiration

Here are some Tasty Fish Suppers to inspire you to cook at home. Fish is so good for you and can be used in cooking in na variety of different meals.

I love using fish in my cooking. It is so good for you in so many ways: it is a high-protein and it is a low-fat food that provides a variety of health benefits. White-fleshed fish, in particular, is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein, and oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the “good” fats as they are known. Here are some Tasty Fish Suppers Ideas and Inspiration for you and your family. 

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Turkey Dino-World #BootifulMeal

Turkey Dino-World #BootifulMeal

Sometimes when you have had one of those days when you have not planned what to make for tea, a quick trip to the supermarket can give you some inspiration and before you know it you have planned a fun feast for your children! Using some Bernard Matthews dinosuars as my main ingredient, I decided to make Burton and Jenson a Turkey Dinosaur tea: filled with a mash potato volcano with some oozing tomato sauce lava, surrounded by some healthy veggie-tation and some dino footprints made from carrots. Yep this is how my brain works!!

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Birds Eye’s #Afterschoolchefs Challenge

Birds Eye’s #Afterschoolchefs Challenge

As many of my more regular readers will know, meal times have caused many stressful moments for me in my house . I have no idea why my two can be as picky about food as they have been, because I love cooking homemade meals for them and have been doing so ever since I weaned them both. They just like what they like and are not great at trying new foods which, as you can imagine, is very frustrating ! Thankfully, in the last few months Burton has got better at eating at meal times. Since he returned to school earlier this month, his appetite is enormous and this is helping him with eating all his food and due to the free meals at his school now, he is trying a few new foods (yay!).

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Easy Chicken Biryani

I am hosting this weeks 52 Cookbooks as Mary is having a busy time of it at the moment and asked me to step in and help, which I was more than happy to do. In case you have not heard of this linky before, it is about finding a recipe that you have not tried before in one of your cookbooks and cooking it and then blogging your results. It is a great idea as I for one have lots of cookbooks that I have never cooked from……yet!

This weeks recipe that I am sharing is actually taken from the BBC Good Food website – a brilliant library of recipes that I often look through for inspiraton when I have ingredients that I do not know what to do with. I found one for a chicken curry and rice dish which was a clever and thrifty way of using up left over cooked rice and cooked chicken (although you could cook both from scratch before hand if you do not have any leftovers). I have adpated this recipe to what I had in my kitchen and what I enjoy in a curry. It is by no means an authentic biryani, but i think it is similar, and although it is not served alongside a vegetable curry sauce, I serve mine with mango chutney and naan or popadoms.

This is such an easy recipe and perfect for times when you want an easy dinner but is still packed full of flavour, and you can make it as hot or as mild as you prefer.

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Easy Chicken Biryani
 
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Recipe type: mains
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1-2 tbsp curry paste (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • 250g cooked boiled rice
  • couple of handfuls of cooked chicken (or turkey) shredded
  • couple of handfuls of cashew nuts
  • couple of handfuls of frozen peas
Instructions
  1. place the oil in a non stick pan and slowly fry off the onion for about 5 minutes until soft
  2. add the curry paste and stir
  3. add the cooked rice, chicken, peas, cashews and mango chutney and stir to coat everything
  4. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 5 -10 minutes until the dish is piping hot, stirring occassionally to ensure it does not stick together or to the pan
  5. Serve with mango chutney on the side and naan breads and / or poppadoms

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This is really yummy and has become a firm favouite of my OH, who asked me to make it again just a few days later! It is also a very thrifty meal as it uses up cooked rice and cooked chicken (or turkey) and you do not have to add cashews as these are pricey, as raisins or almonds or maybe mushrooms  would work well. Or no nuts at all if you are that way inclined.

What new recipe have you tried this week? Please link up below

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Spicy Vegetarian Meatloaf

Spicy Vegetarian Meatloaf

I do not cook many vegetarian meals for my family. I would like to but with a meat eating partner who likes to have meat for every meal, and two boys who are a little fussy with their eating, I find it easier to make meals that I know they will all eat! However, meat free meals are cheaper and can be very nutritious and healthy too, so I do try to sneak them in from time to time to my weekly food plan.

After receiving my latest DegustaboxUk delivery for March, I excitedly looked to see what I had been sent to see what meals I could create. This month I have made two new recipes a sweet and a savoury one, based on the DegustaboxUK ingredients and what I had already in my kitchen.

Here is my savoury offering a Spicy Vegetarian Meatloaf. I guess it is odd to call it a meatloaf really, but it was going to be spicy beanburgers instead but then I saw my loaf tin and thought oooh that could work and so a meatless meatloaf was what I thought up. This is how I made it

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Spicy Vegetarian Meatloaf
 
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Recipe type: mains
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 200g Mild Piquanté Peppers (I used Peppadew)
  • 1 x 400g tin of borlotti beans (kidney beans would work too I only had borlotti)
  • 200g sweetcorn
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 50g cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic (I used the granules)
  • 115g bag of Ryvita Cheddar and Cracked Black Pepper Thin Bites (or breadcrumbs would work too)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • generous pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 200g pouch of peal and black barley quinoa (I used a pouch but if you only have regular quinoa then cook first as per the instructions)
Instructions
  1. Line a 1lb loaf tin with grease proof paper
  2. Fry off the onion in the oil and garlic on a moderate heat for about 5 minutes ot soften them
  3. Leave to cool
  4. Meanwhile chop the peppers in to small pieces and drain the beans and rinse them
  5. Bash the Ryvita thins with a rolling pins to make shards/crumbs
  6. Place the cooked onions, beans, peppers, sweetcorn, herbs, black pepper, quinoa and broken Ryvita pieces and the beaten egg in to a large mixing bowl and mix well
  7. Add the beaten egg and mix well
  8. Pour it all in to the loaf tin and push down so it fits well
  9. Place in the fridge for at least an hour
  10. Just before you are ready to cook it, pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  11. Then place the meatless meatloaf in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until golden brown on top and hot
  12. I served mine simply topped with a slow roasted tomato and basil pasta sauce - yummy.

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This was a very simple yet extremely tasty recipe and it was made using what I found in my kitchen. The piquante peppers were actually much spicier than I had imagined but added a great depth of flavour to this meatless meatloaf. I did not give it to the boys as I feared it was too spicy for them, but I did serve it to my meat loving OH (with some sausages on the side I add!) and he ate it (yay!) and admitted that although an odd thing to give him, it was actually ok. I will take that as a compliment!!

It was a bit crumbly once cut, but I think it will firm up once it has cooled down and I am looking forward to eating it tomorrow reheated and served in a soft roll, with some salad (and maybe some fries!) as a beanburger type meal – yummy!

I used 2 ingredients from this months Degustaboxuk  and 1 from a previous months box to make this Spicy Vegetarian Meatloaf. Degustaboxuk is a monthly subscription where for just £12.99 a month a box like this will be sent to you which includes the shipping, and all items included are made by well known brands and arive to your front door at the end of each month. You can see what was inside my box here (I forgot to take a photo!)

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Readers of Mummy Mishaps can purchase a box with a special discount of £3 bringing the box down to £9.99 which is good value. Just enter F1MN9 at the checkout on the Degustaboxuk website.

For more information about Degustaboxuk please visit their website . They also have a facebook page which you can find here and you can follow them on twitter too

I was sent a Degustaboxuk for the purpose of this review. The recipe is my own as are my comments which are honest.