“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.
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.
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?
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.