Last week I did a show on Facebook all about following the Paleo diet on a budget. One of the recipes I made was fish sticks with canned wild caught salmon. My doctor wants me to eat wild salmon two to three times a week and we simply can’t afford that if it’s fresh salmon. But canned salmon works great, makes a tasty dinner and it’s C-H-E-A-P!
This recipe has a lot of possible variations:
- you need to add a vegetable to the fish mix to keep it moist, but you can use squash, mushrooms, onions, or carrots
- tuna works just as well as salmon, but salmon has more omega-3s
- you can bake these as I’ve instructed below or you can fry them in about a quarter inch of oil in a non-stick pan (use palm shortening, lard or avocado oil)
- to make AIP, don’t use any almond flour and use all cassava and arrowroot
Lots of choices and all very tasty. If you have fish haters in your family, try this recipe on them.
My husband and I love these with tartar sauce (homemade mayonnaise + pickle relish + Old Bay Seasoning), my kids like them with ketchup or BBQ sauce, I’ve heard of other kids eating them with honey mustard.
Oh, and if you want to watch that Facebook Live show, it’s up on Facebook.com/KidCasts. Check it out! I’ll be doing another show later this week with easy recipes you can make with your kids that use produce that’s in season right now. I’ll send out a quick note when I have the exact day and time.