So how to get this goodie into your child's diet? A challenge and I've linked some other oily fish recipes at the end if you'd like some more ideas!
Smoked Mackerel Fish Cakes - made 6
1 Potato (mine weighed just over 200g, 7oz before peeling)
85g, 3oz Butternut squash (peeled weight)
1 tsp mild, grainy mustard
25g, 1oz Hot smoked mackerel (i.e. the type which is ready to eat)
Peel the potato and cut the butternut squash into chunks and then boil together in water for approx 20-25 mins or until fully cooked. Drain well then mash together using a potato masher. Allow to cool.
Flake the mackerel into the mash mix and add the mustard. The mix might be a bit soft but once you get your hands in it should be pretty mouldable.
Mix well then shape into fishcakes and put on a lined baking tray. Cover and chill until ready to cook.
When ready to cook, preheat an oven to 200oC, 400F, gas mark 6.
Uncover and spray the tops with spray oil. Bake for 25-30 mins or until brown.
My 3 year old ate 4 of them (he asked for seconds). I think that's a hit!
Make it Thrifty:
Try using leftover vegetables to make this to keep costs down and why not cook something else in the oven at the same time? Like sweet potato wedges to have on the side (or roast carrots and radishes like I did if you're feeling more adventurous) or a crumble for pudding?
Here are some other great oily fish recipes for your family:
Herb crusted Salmon
Baked Salmon Fishcakes
January's Family Foodies challenge is all about 'hidden goodies' and this recipe has hidden veg and Omega 3. I've submitted this along with a few other recipes to Bangers and Mash and Eat your veg's challenge: