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Menu Plan Mar. 1 – Fish

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“Give me back my filet o’ fish. Give me that fish!” I was wakened with this whispered greeting from my son the other morning. Apparently, he inherited my gift affliction of singing advertising jingles. (Any wonder why I spent many years in advertising?) Well, McDonald’s isn’t the only one who starts advertising their fish sandwich during the Lent season. Wendy’s has been pushing their fish fillet sandwich, too. And, in case you’re wondering, both fish sandwiches are breaded or battered with gluten ingredients and then placed on a bun with gluten, so we don’t eat them.

But it has got me thinking about fish more. Fish continues to be promoted as a great source of protein, vitamins, nutrients, and omega-3 fatty acids. Most dietitians recommend eating fish at least once a week for all of its health benefits. So, as I offered to host the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week, I thought it would be a good idea to make the theme fish. I really only have a few fish recipes that I make on a regular basis, so I’m hoping everyone has a fish recipe they can share. My kids aren’t big fish eaters, but on good days my daughter will eat it willingly and my son will try at least one bite. So, if anyone has a recipe that seems kid-friendly, please send it my way.

;) And if you really want to get that silly jingle stuck in your head, too, you’ll find it on YouTube.

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

Monday – Cheeseburgers
My daughter is feeling cheated because I’ve left cheeseburgers off the menu the last two weeks. So, I’m making it again with the wonderful cheese bread rolls. If you haven’t tried them yet, you should really give them a try. They’re really pretty quick and easy to make.

Tuesday – Baked Salmon
In this recipe, I bake salmon fillets with a balsamic glaze. I’ll serve with rice and asparagus.

Wednesday – Chicken Enchilada Soup
I use leftover Mexican chicken, added to a green chile and tomatillo sauce to make this soup. Topped with shredded cheese and fried corn tortilla strips.

Thursday – Leftover Buffet
Time to clean out the refrigerator. Everyone gets to choose their own meal.

Friday – Tilapia Parmesan
This quick and easy dish is broiled with a creamy Parmesan sauce. I’ll serve with angel hair pasta and broccoli.

Saturday – Pizza
I’ve got a mix of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix, so I thought I’d give it a try.

Sunday – Pupusas and Spicy Slaw
Making pupusas filled with beans and cheese. Serving with spicy slaw.

Here’s what some gluten-free friends have on their menus this week:

Kim at Gluten Free Is Life is hoping this week that March’s spring weather will melt away the snow. I think a lot of people are thinking that this year. This week she’s having Spaghetti and Marinutta (a high-protein marinara sauce with almond butter and flaxseed meal). Check out her menu this week for more great gluten-free meal ideas.

I guess this week’s GF Menu Swap was too last minute for some people, so I did some looking around myself. I found so many great fish recipes, I don’t know which one to try first. I hope no one minds that I’ve added them here:

Wendy at Celiacs in the House has Cod Cakes on her menu this week, as well as a Tamale Pie with black beans and chicken. Sounds good to me. I found her recipes for Fish Cakes and Salmon Chowder that she posted earlier this year.

Angela of Angela’s Kitchen has sick kids this week, so she didn’t get a menu plan posted. But I was happy to find these fish recipes on her blog: Roasted Fish and Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes.

No menu plan from Manda at Asparagus Thin this week either. But I knew I could count on her to have some intriguing fish recipes on her blog. How about Broiled Chilean Sea Bass with Pistachio Butter Sauce, Catfish Vindaloo, Chinese Black Salmon, and Salt Baked Salmon with Horseradish Dill Sauce?

Elizabeth at Modern Gal didn’t post a menu this week, but she has quite a few fish recipes on her blog, too: Salmon Fried Rice, Fish Tacos, and Salmon Potato Cakes to name a few.

Diane of The W.H.O.L.E. Gang has Whole Roasted Fish on her menu plan this month.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness continues to manage the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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8 Comments

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We tried broiling some salmon with your balsamic glaze this weekend and it was a HUGE hit! Thanks! My kids love fish. I would much prefer shrimp or some other seafood, but I can manage a mild fish once in a while. I’m trying to train my tastebuds so I can eat it more often. I’d give that parmesan sauce a shot too, but we’re off dairy now, too. I’ve finally gotten the hand of the no gluten thing, but without cheese I’m really struggling.

Oh, and we like the BRM crust, so hope your family likes it as well! Now I just need do find some cheese-free pizza topping options. not a fan of bbq pizza :(

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I recommend fish two times a week, actually!
thanks SO much for stepping in as hostess.

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Michelle – Glad you liked the balsamic glaze. I wish I could get my kids to eat more fish. My son won’t eat fish, but he will do shrimp.
Diane at The WHOLE Gang posted a recipe for a spinach artichoke pizza recently. She, too, avoids dairy.

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I don’t know if I can do fish twice a week. I’ll have to work on that. Maybe if I can get some more good recipes. Or, at least get my kids to eat it.

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I’m a fish lover and can eat it several days a week. Usually if we go on a tropical vacation, I eat fish daily and sometimes for lunch and dinner. You know I don’t usually promote gluten-free specialty products, but you might try the Choice Batter for some fish fillets for the kids. Cutting the fish into bite-sized chunks like fish nuggest or fish and chips would help, too. I made catfish with Choice Batter a while back and hubby raved over the taste. I still prefer my cornmeal mix, but it’s something to consider. It seems expensive for a small package, but you don’t need to follow the package instructions of using a cup of mix with a cup of water. One half cup of each is plenty unless you are making a lot. (FYI: I’m still testing out this product with other applications and will post a review in the future.)

Have a good week! Support group meeting here tonight, so I better get busy …

Shirley

6

Thanks for the links. I definitely try to prepare more fish and seafood dishes since they seem so healthy, and I just posted a recipe for tomato avocado salsa that is perfect for simple grilled or panfried fish:

Avocado and Tomato Salsa

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[...] – Fish I found so many good-looking fish recipes last week, I think I need to try one this [...]

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Shirley, I just found your message in spam. Thanks for the ideas for the kids. I’ve tried battered fish in the past, but it had mixed reviews from the kids. It’s been a while since I’ve tried though, so I think I should give it a try again. And, I’ll see if I can find Choice Batter. Thanks!

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