Our household loves to eat fish. We have a separate freezer in the garage just to hold frozen fish and lobster. Diving is Chris’s hobby so we constantly have fresh caught fish supply.
Besides grilling fish (our favorite way to prepare it), I wanted to try other methods in preparing them. Growing up, I loved eating fish sticks. We usually ate the frozen kind, the bake and serve kind.
This is my healthier and adult version of fish sticks.
Baked Fish Sticks
I used Mahi Mahi fish in this recipe. Any white and flaky fish will work. This fish is from Chris’s fishing trip in Mexico last August, we vacuumed sealed and froze the fish for longer storage.
I sliced the fish fillet into fish stick sizes. (about 3 inches long x 1 inch thick)
– Dipped in egg wash (1 egg)
– Coat with bread crumb mixture.
I made the breadcrumb mixture by mixing Panko, Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning, garlic gold nuggets, salt and pepper. (You can use any seasoning you want, I would try taco seasoning next time and mix it with Panko).
– Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and place the fish on the pan.
Bake fish at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Flip them and cook for another 7-8 minutes until lightly browned.
My serving size for these fish sticks was about 6 sticks (the size of my palm).
I like my fish sticks to have a crunchy texture, so these were perfect for my cravings.
Because I used garlic seasoning, I got a taste of garlic from each bite.
Served with ketchup. I like Westbrae Natural brand for ketchup. No high fructose syrup.
Served with a big serving of vegetables.
Do you like fish? What is your favorite way to prepare fish?
30 Days of Reflection – Travel Memories
Chicago Part II (see Part I -> here)
As a tourist, Chicago was our playground. We soaked in the culture.
We took a boat tour that highlighted the architectural beauties of Chicago.
We explored Millenium Park and visited other famous landmarks, cultural centers and went window shopping.
Our Nightlife. All day and every day we were out and about. I was surprised we had energy to explore the nightlife too. We had a chance to visit a few bars, went dancing one night and visited the top of John Hancock building (* a must do*)
This was one of the best trip we all have taken together. It was great to just have fun and be carefree. We didn’t have any sense of time and we just went with the flow.
My advice: Travel when you are young, before a lot of responsibilities keep you at home and makes traveling on a whim a challenge!!
Of course, you can travel anytime, it just takes more planning and requires more work as you get older.