Healthy Kids’ Fish Cocktails

by Angie Liew

  Healthy Fish CocktailsThis recipe makes great and healthy snack especially for kids for their after-school treat or weekend lunch or dinner. The fish slices are oven baked instead of deep fried so it makes the dish so much healthier. Also a quick, savoury homemade crisp coating mixture made with cornflake crumbs are used, hence make it more fragrant. This has the best all-around flavour and crisp texture of any oven baked fish anyone has ever cooked.  

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Healthy Fish Cocktails
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
This recipe makes great and healthy snack especially for kids for their after-school treat or weekend lunch or dinner.. The fish slices are oven baked instead of deep fried so it makes the dish so much healthier. Also a quick, savoury homemade crisp coating mixture made with cornflake crumbs are used, hence make it more fragrant. This has the best all-around flavour and crisp texture of any oven baked fish anyone has ever cooked.
Serving For
4
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Serving For
4
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C ( 350 degree F ). Place wire rack in the centre of oven. Line oven tray with aluminium foil.
    Preheat oven to 180 degree C ( 350 degree F ). Place wire rack in the centre of oven. Line oven tray with aluminium foil.
  2. Cut fish fillet into meat chunk, about 3 cm square.
    Cut fish fillet into meat chunk, about 3 cm square.
  3. Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper.
    Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper.
  4. Put wholemeal flour on a small plate. Dip the fish pieces in the flour, making sure they are lightly and well coated with the flour.
    Put wholemeal flour on a small plate. Dip the fish pieces in the flour, making sure they are lightly and well coated with the flour.
  5. Put lightly beaten egg in a small bowl. Put cornflake crumbs on a small plate. Dip each lightly coated fish , one by one, first in egg white, then in the cornflake crumbs.
    Put lightly beaten egg in a small bowl. Put cornflake crumbs on a small plate. Dip each lightly coated fish , one by one, first in egg white, then in the cornflake crumbs.
  6. Spread the fish pieces in single layer on prepared oven tray.
    Spread the fish pieces in single layer on prepared oven tray.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then remove from oven. Turn pieces over, return to bake in oven for another 5 minutes until crisp and golden brown.
    Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then remove from oven. Turn pieces over, return to bake in oven for another 5 minutes until crisp and golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with your favourite sauce.
    Serve hot with your favourite sauce.
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  To make fish cocktails:

healthy fish cocktailsFirst preheat oven to 180 degree C ( 350 degree F ).

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsLine a baking tray with aluminium foil.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsPrepare some crispy, golden cornflake cereal.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsCrush the cornflake cereal into crumbs.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsPrepare the ingredients for making the fish cocktails:  white fish fillet, egg white, wholemeal flour and cornflake crumbs.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsCut the white fish fillet into meat chunks,  about 3 cm square.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsSeason with salt and pepper.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsDip the fish pieces into the wholemeal flour.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsMake sure they are lightly and well coated with the flour.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsBriefly beat the egg white in a small bowl.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsDip each piece of fish, one at a time, in the egg white.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsThen dip in the cornflake crumbs.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsSpread the fish pieces in a single layer on the prepared baking tray.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsPlace the baking tray in the centre of the oven rack. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsRemove the the baking tray with the fish pieces from the oven after 10 minutes. Turn the pieces over.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsContinue to bake in the oven for another 5 minutes or until fish pieces are crispy and golden brown.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsGarnish with lettuce and tomatoes on a platter before serving.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsServe the fish cocktails with curry dip or any of your favourite dips. These finger licking fish cocktails make tasty meal when your kids have friends around. They’re both nutritious and appealing especially to the younger children.

   

Healthy Fish CocktailsThe best part of this recipe is these oven ‘fried’ fish slices can be made ahead of time and just rebaked before putting into your kids’ school lunchbox.

   

Healthy LunchboxTo make a creative lunchbox with these crispy fish cocktails, first lined the lunch box with some fresh lettuce.

   

Healthy LunchboxPile a pasta serving ( your kid’s favourite ) into a cupcake liner. You can use leftover pasta for dinner and just reheat them for next day’s lunch. Here, I have Spaghetti Aglio-E-Olio in my cupcake liner. Please access here for details on this recipe.

   

Healthy LunchboxCut a colourful marshmallow crosswise  into 2 pieces. Add black sesame seeds for the eyes and they make a pair of cute, adorable baby birds.

   

Healthy LunchboxPlace the two cut marshmallow in the centre and the spaghetti forms a lovely and homely nest for the 2 “adorable baby birds”.

   

Healthy LunchboxPlace the cupcake liner piled with spaghetti and the 2 “adorable baby birds” on the lined lettuce in the lunchbox.

   

Healthy LunchboxThen place the crispy fish cocktails on the side. Sandwiched each fish piece with ketchup or any of your kid’s favourite dip. So there is no need for extra dipping cup. Simply slice open the fish pieces in the middle and spread in ketchup.

   

Healthy LunchboxTuck in the other corner with steamed green broccoli and cauliflower florets, cherry tomatoes and carrot flowers for extra veggie servings.

   

Healthy LunchboxServe together with some colourful mixed fruits for an added colour boost and healthy lunch meal.

   

Healthy Lunchbox Truly a complete meal in a lunchbox. Kids will DEFINITELY love it.

AS ALWAYS …. ENJOY!

 

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