Wednesday, May 5, 2010

cooking for kids

Kate got me thinking about cooking for kids! I always find it so hard to cook something that the whole family will love. And even better its fun to get the kids involved. I went looking for different recipes and found some great ideas! has a special section just for kids!

I found this recipe for "Crunchy Fish Baskets" and made them last night. My kids thoroughly enjoyed them! And there are plenty more on there that I want to try.


  • 8 slices day-old white sandwich bread
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 500g boneless white fish fillets (such as perch, ling or blue-eye), cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup light thickened cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Trim crusts from bread. Using a rolling pin, roll out each slice until 5mm thick. Spray both sides with oil.

  2. Press each slice of bread into a 1/3-cup capacity muffin hole. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden and crisp.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until soft. Add fish and cook for 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, cream and salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly and fish is just cooked through. Spoon fish mixture into bread cases. Sprinkle with chives and serve.

enjoy xx

1 comment:

Little Pinwheel said...

I love cooking with my little ones. There is something about getting them involved in food. My daughter is the worst eater, but I still get her to help with the food I know she would not eat in the hope one day she will just try a little. Where as my son is the best eater and will put anything in his mouth.

Thank you for the recipe! x