Somehow, my youngest daughter learned to love to eat fish. We thought it was just a fluke at six years old when she ate a few bites of my salmon at a restaurant but now she will consistently ask for fish when we are out to dinner. We joke that she will be an expensive date when she starts dating. No burger and fries for this girl!
I know not every child is like mine with her love of fish but THIS recipe is a great way of introducing fish to your family. The Treasures from the Sea® Breaded Flounder Fillets have a wonderful crispy, yet light breading on them and are made from whole fillets instead of pieces. The were out of the oven in less than 25 minutes and that helps a LOT when you are trying to feed a hungry family in the hurry of the week.
I started by heating my oven to 400 degrees and baking off 3 flounder fillets for 22 minutes. They may take a few minutes more or less depending on your oven.
Aren’t they beautiful?
Taco or not, my kids will eat these any day of the week.
While the fish is baking I assemble the other components of these kid friendly fish tacos. Don’t worry. There are only 4 ingredients in addition to the fish fillets.
My kids love to squeeze fresh lemon and lime juice on their meals. It is amazing what the kids will pick up from cooking shows on tv! I slice up a lime in to little squeeze sections. A few slices and they are ready for squeezes from little fingers.
I microwave flour tortillas for 20 seconds and put out a bowl of mango salsa, some shredded iceberg lettuce along with the lime squeezes.
Once the flounder fillets are out of the oven, slice them horizontally to fit in the tortilla shells.
Then it is time to assemble.
I let the kids put in what they want in the amounts they want.
They start with a layer of iceberg lettuce shreds.
Then a strip of breaded flounder and few scoops of salsa.
Another scoop doesn’t hurt.
Then let them squeeze the lime over the taco.
Who can say she doesn’t love her taco?
This is a happy girl.
I find the keys to helping make fish tacos a successful meal for kids is to find flavors that they like.
We like fruit salsas but your family might like tomato salsa or sour cream. Instead of flour tortillas, try whole wheat or corn tortillas. Go with the flavors and textures your child enjoys.
If you are looking for another crunchy option you will want to try 2 Tbsp Virginia Brand® Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette combined with a ½ cup shredded cabbage and carrot mix to make a quick and sweet slaw.
- 4 6-inch flour tortillas
- 2 Treasures from the Sea® or Daily Chef™ Breaded Flounder Fillets
- 1/2 cup mango salsa
- Shredded iceberg lettuce
- 1 lime, quartered
- Bake the flounder fillets according to package directions.
- Fill each tortilla with 1/2 fillet, a few tablespoons of salsa and iceberg lettuce.
- Squeeze fresh lime to taste.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 462Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 595mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 17g