Fish is delicious and so fabulously healthy, but many of us don’t eat nearly enough. Here are 4 Fabulous Fish Suppers to inspire you, together with the linky for Week 27 of #CookBlogShare!
Is anyone else finding life insanely busy at the moment? I think it’s partly to do with the fact I have two small children and it’s getting towards the end of term! Suddenly there are sports days, school trips and end of term services galore!! (Though I keep getting told by parents of year 6 children, that this is nothing compared to what they are going through…)
It’s also because I’m desperately trying to get ahead of myself, so I can take a bit of time off over the summer…last year I tried to juggle my normal workload in with looking after my two kids and going on holiday for 2 weeks…it didn’t work out too well – I ended up stressed and frazzled!! This year I’ve decided to be kind to myself. The plan is to post less frequently over the summer AND to get all my summer posts written and scheduled before the summer holidays even start…at least that’s the PLAN! I’ll let you know how it goes 😀
If you are a blogger with small children, I’d love to know how you manage to juggle your blogging and kids over the summer holidays!
If you are feeling as crazy busy as me, you might like to know where you can get some easy peasy recipe ideas for those busy weeknight evenings. One of the projects I’ve been working on lately (and another reason why I’ve been so manic!) is reorganising my blog: categorising everything and creating a fabulous new Recipe Index!! One of the categories I have created is perfect for this busy time of year – Easy Midweek Meal Ideas – click on this category and you get taken to all my easiest weeknight dinner recipes – perfect for when life is busy.
4 Fabulous Fish Suppers
One thing I find that I’ve not been eating much lately, in the busyness of life, is fish. I am not sure why, as I Iove fish, it’s not hard to cook and it is so good for us! I read a lot of foodie magazines, books and blogs and almost without exception they all encourage us to eat more fish – in fact, NHS guidelines tell us a healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, including one of oily fish and also points out that most of us aren’t eating enough. Fish is low in fat, as well as being a great source of many vitamins and minerals. Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout is particularly good for us, as it is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which may help to prevent heart disease.
So to inspire us all to eat a little more fish (myself especially!), this week in my #CookBlogShare roundup I am sharing 4 fabulous fish suppers. Each one a totally different approach to cooking fish (and shellfish) but all equally yummy! Which one is your favourite?
If you are not a #CookBlogShare regular and are wondering what an earth I am going on about, #CookBlogShare is a place for bloggers to share their recipes. If you are a blogger and have a recipe to share, you can link up your post by following the instructions below. If you are not a blogger, but love food and cooking, do check out the recipes that will be appearing below. If this week is as good as they usually are you will find some awesome recipes – the #CookBlogShare bloggers are very good at what they do!
First up we have this delicious and very healthy take on loaded potato skins from Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes. Her Coconut Fish Sweet Potato Skins sound utterly delicious – she simply bakes the sweet potato, scoops out the flesh and mixes it with cooked fish and spinach, before loading it back into the skins and topping with coconut. Not only is it heathy and delicious, but it also sounds very easy to make – my kind of recipe!!
Next up we have another lovely twist on the fishy theme, this time using mackerel (with those all-important omega 3 fatty acids!). This lovely Smoked Mackerel Quiche with Horseradish from Jo at Jo’s Kitchen Larder sounds utterly delicious…I especially love the idea of using horseradish. Ideal for a prepare ahead meal too, this tasty quiche would be perfect paired with a green salad for a simple summer dinner (sitting outside on a sunny evening with a nice chilled glass of white wine, maybe…) Alternatively this would be a fab dish to take on a summer picnic or to a summer party.
For a completely different take on the fishy theme, why not try this delicious Tandoori Prawns with Flatbreads & Yogurt Dip, from Lesley and Michelle over at Lost in Food. This foodie duo have created a delicious main course that is absolutely perfect for outdoor cooking (if the weather behaves!) – Lesley and Michelle cooked this in Michelle’s new pizza oven (soooo jealous), but if you don’t happen to have one (!), they have provided instructions for cooking this recipe on a regular barbecue or inside, under the grill / on the stove too.
Finally if you love the idea of including more fish in your diet, but need something that is guaranteed to go down well with the family, then Kate at Meals and Makes has the perfect recipe. Her Gold Fish Pie she describes as family friendly and perfect for making ahead of time and stashing in the freezer to eat on busy days. It’s fully loaded with veg, so you don’t even need to cook extra vegetables, if you are in a real hurry. And just in case you are wondering, Kate uses salmon, not goldfish in her pie! It’s called Gold Fish Pie because of the colour of the topping – Kate uses Red Leicester, which gives a lovely orangey gold hue. And apparently this is her daughters’ favourite dish – they eat a double portion AND sleep well afterwards…2 very good reasons to make this pie IMHO!!
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 27
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions.
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Kirsty @k_phillipson, Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
I will comment on all the posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂