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Oven-Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Capers | mylittlegourmet.com

So, I found this recipe a while ago and have been reluctant to try it out. I just don’t see capers and kids going well together. It could be, that I think this because I myself am not a huge fan of capers and rarely cook with them. Regardless, I just couldn’t picture Arik liking this fish dish. I totally have you guys sold on this recipe now, huh? Just hear me out, ok?

Oven-Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Capers | mylittlegourmet.com

Finally, when my parents were visiting and I was running out of meal ideas, I decided to give this one a chance. I am so happy I tried it out because everyone, including myself and Arik, really liked it. To top it off, it’s incredibly easy and quick to prepare. All you have to do is chop up your tomatoes, capers, and basil (I was feeling lazy and used frozen basil, so I didn’t even have to do this step), mix together your butter and top your fish with all the goodies. Grate some parmesan cheese over it all and stick it in the oven. Done!

Tomato Caper Butter | mylittlegourmet.com

Here’s the proof, that my child does, in fact, like capers. 🙂 As you can see, the plate is empty and this is after his seconds. This recipe is definitely a keeper in our family!

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 Oven-Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Capers | mylittlegourmet.com

Oven-Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Caper Butter
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 4-5 small filets/500g/17oz. of cod or any white fish you prefer
  • ½ bundle of basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, plus some for the baking dish
  • 1 tablespoon concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped finely
  • 4 small tomatoes on the vine, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash and pat dry the fish filets and remove any bones. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 390℉/200℃.
  3. Mix all but 1 tablespoon of the basil with butter, capers, tomato paste and some pepper until smooth.
  4. Place the filets in a greased baking dish and spread the caper butter on top.
  5. Top the buttered filets with chopped tomatoes, left-over basil, and parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until fish flakes easily.
Notes
*I either serve this fish with cous cous or fresh baguette and a green salad.
 
Recipe adapted from the GU Family Cookbook.
 
 
 Posted by at 14:07
Dec 282012
 

Fish and Potato Patties

I’ve been cooking for Arik out of The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook since he was 8 months. There are some great recipes in there (such as the frittata from one of my recent posts) especially for babies just starting out at the family dinner table.  These Patties are another one of those recipes.  Arik has enjoyed these from the start and we have too.

Fish and Potato Patties

Fish and Potato Patties

I usually double the recipe so that we have some patties left-over to snack on or have for lunch the next day.  I serve them with steamed veggies on the side and my husband and I like to dip them in tartar sauce. I know the recipe is a little more time consuming than just popping some fish sticks in the oven, but the work is well worth it and your kids will thank you. 🙂

Fish and Potato Patties

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Fish Cakes
 
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Serves: 6-7 cakes
Ingredients
  • 8 oz./250g potatoes (peeled)
  • 8 oz./250g/about 2 filets of white fish or salmon (I used cod)
  • Milk to cook the fish in
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 2-3 green onions
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup/50g breadcrumbs, dried
  • Oil for frying
  • Flour for your hands
Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes until soft, drain, and put into a large bowl.
  2. In the meantime place the fish in a shallow pan (with a lid) and add just enough milk until the fish is covered. Heat until the milk is just beginning to boil, turn the heat down, cover, and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until fish is opaque and cooked in the center. Drain the fish thoroughly, skin it (if necessary) and flake it, removing any bones.
  3. Mash the potatoes with the butter, parsley, lemon zest, and black pepper. Stir in flaked fish and green onion with a little bit of the beaten egg.
  4. Put the remainder of the egg and the breadcrumbs into two shallow dishes. Flour your hands, take a small amount of the mixture and form into a fish cake patty. Dip it into the beaten egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Continue until you've used up the mixture making about 6-7 fish cakes.
  5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the fish cakes. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Adapted from The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook

 Posted by at 14:00