Baked Fish Sticks

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*)

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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.


  1. YUM!!!! Homemade Fish Sticks are so much better than the packaged, processed stuff! 😀

  2. Those homemade fish sticks look amazing!!!! 😀

  3. I’ve made fish sticks before with tilapia and J loves them! I’m not a fish gal…I try to eat it every once in a while but it always makes me tummy flip. Now lobster, crab & shrimp on the other hand, bring it on 😉 Great travel advice!

  4. Chicago is SUCH a beautiful city. My sister lives just outside of chi-town so when I visit her we go into the city and I love it (and generally I’m not a big fan of large cities!)
    I agree with you about travelling when young…the only problem is not having the $ to spend on vacations.

    • We always looked for discount and shared rooms. We couldn’t afford to pay retail prices. We were also lucky that we had big hotel discounts that we can take advantage of.

  5. I give others the same advice — travel when you can and to study abroad in college if you get the chance.

    The fish sticks look great Lea — I’ve never tried making my own!

  6. i haven’t had fish sticks since i was a kid – and they were of course packaged. i love this homemade version!

  7. These fish sticks look AMAZING! I love grilled salmon topped with lemon pepper, but I am most definitely going to have to try these! 🙂

  8. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Hey Lea,

    Those fish sticks look great nothing like home made.

    Chicago looks like a fun place to see. Reflecting on memories are so much fun.

    I remember doing that with my Daughters baby pictures, she was 12 years old when I decided to look at them.

    I just have to say the pictures put tears in my eyes just looking at her pics and how she’s growing up. She’s 19 years old right now and in her 2nd year of college.

    I’m so proud of her.

    • What a beatiful story, I’m sure your daughter loves you as much as you love her. I really appreciate my mom more now that I’m older. I am spending a lot of time with my mom, because she is getting older and I want to create a lot of memories with her while I can.

      • Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

        Definitely you can never replace what you could have so spending as much time with loved one’s is the greatest gift you can give each other.


  9. These fish sticks look amazing and surprisingly simple. Will try this soon. That side of streamed veggie on the other hand is probably not going to fly with the bf. :o)

  10. Hi thanks for coming by my blog & for the comment 🙂 I love the name of your blog btw!

    The winery is in San Diego & it’s amazing. It was my 2nd time there. Yes pizza & wine over looking the sunset you cannot go wrong 🙂

    I’m making these fish sticks of yours asap, great idea!

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