Noah loves cooking so often helps with lunch and dinner. Tonight we made our own breaded fish bites and mushy peas. Cooking with kids is messy, but the hardest part is finding ways around certain tasks that aren’t always little people friendly.
For the fish we started by measuring out:
- 50g of bread crumbs
- 40g of plain flour
- 4 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 large fillet of white fish
This served one adult and two little ones.
So that Noah could still help with the fish, I gave him the bowls with teaspoons so he could sprinkle the ingredients on. This way he didn’t actually have to touch the raw fish with his fingers. I pre-sliced it for him and watched him carefully as he coated each piece.
First he sprinkled the fish with flour, a few pieces I had to help cover as he hadn’t quite coated it all.
Next he sprinkled over the oil. Again I helped fully coat some pieces.
Finally he sprinkled over the bread crumbs, again I helped to make sure they were fully covered.
Once finished I shallow fried the pieces in a frying pan for a couple of minutes each side. Finally we transferred the pieces onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and cooked on gas mark 6 for 15 minutes.
Whilst the fish bites were cooking we moved onto our mushy peas. This is where Tommy got more involved. He does like cooking but not as much as Noah.
We measured out:
- 150g of frozen peas
- 20g of dairy free butter (but you could use normal)
- 4 tbsp of water
First we steamed the peas until cooked (approx 3 minuets). Then we added them to a food processor with the butter and water and blended until smooth, only a few lumps remained. You can season if you wish but we prefer not to, and we don’t put salt in anything. While they don’t look overly appetising Tommy loves them!
Finally we poached some eggs to go with it (none of us are massive potato lovers, we do eat them but we prefer alternatives), and Tommy helped to mash an avocado for us as well.
The boys cleared their plates tonight, Noah does prefer normal peas to mushy so we steamed him up some of those instead.