Monday, August 24, 2009

Best Way To Get Kids to Eat Fish Ever!

by Jennifer
Getting kids to eat salmon (or any fish for that matter) can be a bit of a challenge -- and we all know, because it's so rich in Omega3s, it's an important part of our diet.... Here's a recipe I recently stumbled upon (from the website), and it's fantastic -- quick, uncomplicated, and simple to make -- now a staple in our home. Hope you like it, too!

What: Wild Salmon (fresh is ALWAYS best, but it works with frozen, too), Frank's Redhot Sauce, and panko bread crumbs (I've also used italian style, or even combined the two, and it's just as good -- you can play with it yourself).

Recipe: Buffalo Salmon

  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (we love Frank's)
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese style bread crumbs)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (2 pound) piece salmon fillet (definitely try to use wild caught).
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with rack in upper third of oven. Lightly oil a shallow baking pan. Melt butter with hot sauce and 1/4 tsp. of each salt and pepper over medium heat. Set aside 1/4 c. of sauce. T
  • Toss bread crumbs with oil in a small bowl. Place salmon, skin side down, in pan and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. each of salt (I use garlic salt for this part), and fresh ground pepper.  Pour prepared  hot sauce mixture over salmon, and sprinkle crumbs evenly over the top of the fish.  Then bake until top is golden and fish is just cooked through (16 to 22 minutes).  
  • Serve reserved sauce on side.
Why It's the Best: You have to try it yourself to fully understand. When I was searching for something new to do with salmon, and came across this recipe, I was skeptical, but the zesty flavor of the hot sauce, crunchy topping, and buttery flavor do something quite unique to the fish.
How We Know: My family LOVED it! They are really tough critics when it comes to fish dishes -- especially our daughter who would rather go hungry than eat a piece of salmon (our son said he would eat it every day!). I have shared this recipe with a couple of close friends, both who called the next day to say how great this dish was, and not only did they (and their husbands love it), but their children did as well. It's a winner for both -- YEAH!

Craving Level: WEEKLY


Sharmila said...

I am going to try this as Shivani will not even try fish

Beth said...

I made Buffalo Salmon after Jennifer told me about it and my husband and kids loved it! We even decided to serve it to our gang of 16 extended family at the beach this summer and it was extremely well received. Now my sister-in-law has started making it for her family too! Thanks Jennifer!