We can’t lie: we were a little nervous to tackle seafood since it seems that no matter what you say about feeding kids fish, someone has a hard eye roll. But by now, you know there are no magic answers — just tons of ideas for how to serve fish to kids. And good thing we have no shortage of those.
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Chicken of the Sea
From the language you use to describe fish flavors to thinking about texture, freshness and use, we’ve got tons of ideas for how to normalize seafood on your table.
Maybe the kids will bite right away, but even if they don’t, exposing them to the smells, tastes, and textures of seafood will eventually build into a tolerance — and maybe even appreciation! — for fish. Or at least, that’s the best you can do, which we say is good enough.
Here are the recipes and links mentioned in this week’s episode:
Our IG Live where we brainstorm ways to use canned salmon
Brian’s Tuna Melt recipe
Temaki Hand Rolls using canned tuna (this version is low-carb, but just add sushi rice for a more classic version!)
Bottarga! That’s what the dried block of fish roe is called; delicious shaved over fresh pasta like you would hard cheese
Quick and Easy Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw (using fish sticks!)
Seafoodwatch.org (you can get the app from there or just search Seafood Watch in the app store)
Other DIJFY Episodes You’ll Love
If you loved this episode, we think you’ll also love these past episode. Binge listen, activate!
Looking for Picky Eater Help? You Won’t Find It In a Recipe.
When It Comes to Picky Eating, The More You Stress the Worse It Gets
Laughing in the Face of Picky Eating with the Ladies of What Fresh Hell
These are some of our favorite products mentioned in this episode:
American Tuna pole caught wild albacore
Wild Planet canned fish
Melissa Clark’s favorite canned anchovies
Our fave sardines
Bonito flakes (that we love because one pack is comprised of a bunch of smaller vacuum sealed packs)
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