Do your kids eat fish? Not just fish fingers but chunky fillets of proper fish? In our house it depends how I present it. The boys adore fish fingers, and on the occasions i’ve made them myself like these Asian inspired ones they loved them. They also really like salmon fillets when I top them with a crunchy pesto crust.
So I was interested to see how they’d cope with plain fillets of fish baked in a simple sauce.
Simply add fish! are a new range of three fresh sauces that they say have been developed with children’s tastes in mind. This means there are three very mild flavours to choose from:
- Lovely lemon
- Creamy herb
- Touch of tomato
Preparation: Cooking them is a cinch. Just pop some fish fillets in an oven dish, pour the sauce over and bake in the oven. On one occasion I served them up with vegetables and mashed potato to mop up the sauce, and on another I presented them with rice.
Taste: They’re very mild and creamy – the sauce is quite thick so coats the fish well. I think the mildness perhaps lets the overall flavour down a bit as my kids actually favour stronger tastes like pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. They gave it a try but were a bit put off by the bland look and flavour of the dish. I really enjoyed all three sauces as I struggle a bit with fish and this was a really easy way to eat it.
Overall verdict: Fabulously easy weeknight supper idea, but sadly not one my boys were bowled over by. I think they’d work well on younger toddlers who are being introduced to eating fish.
Thanks to Abba Seafood for sending me the samples for review. Simply add fish! sauces are available from Ocado and are currently on offer at £1.79 (at time of publishing this review)